Harry Maguire has told his friends that he won’t be “forced out” of Man Utd despite being sent a bomb threat, according to reports.
The England international has been the subject of widespread criticism and scrutiny this season after putting in a number of poor performances for the Red Devils.
Police are now investigating after the Man Utd captain received a bomb threat on Wednesday with the Cheshire Constabulary conducting a sweep of his home.
A spokesperson for Maguire said: “In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home.
“He has reported this to the police who are now looking into the matter. The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority.
“He will continue to prepare for this weekend’s fixture as normal and we will not be commenting in any further detail at this time.”
Fortunately no devices were found during the sweep of his home but The Sun claims that ‘the threat was deemed so serious police returned yesterday with a sniffer dog to make a second sweep of the grounds and surrounding area’.
A source close to Maguire told The Sun: “Harry will not be forced out of Manchester United by this kind of threat.
“His number one priority will always be the safety of his family but he’s also got the strength of character to deal with this. It looks like the work of some cowardly fan.
“If that proves to be the case, they are an utter disgrace to the name of this proud football club.”
Meanwhile, former Man Utd midfielder Roy Keane insists he feels “sorry” for Maguire after being given the captaincy too early.
“I feel sorry for Maguire,” Keane told LadBible. “If you go into a big club, it’s like, imagine if when I came to Man United when I was 20 or 21, quite young, and they went, Oh, you’re the captain.
“I’d be thinking ‘That doesn’t say much about the rest of the group!’ Surely someone has got to be at the club a number of years to be captain.
“(Who should be captain) at United now? The fact we’ve got to discuss it or think about it is not good. It’s not good.
“Well, it’s not good that Maguire’s got it because he was only new to the club himself a couple of years ago.
“He was still getting used to (the club) and then all of a sudden he’s got that extra responsibility when he was trying to find his feet.”
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