Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was forced to call police to his home after receiving a bomb threat.
A full search of property, gardens and surrounding area was carried out by Cheshire Police on Thursday afternoon.
Maguire lives in Cheshire with his fiancée Fern Hawkins and two young children.
A spokesperson for the United defender 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.”
A statement from Cheshire Police read: “On Wednesday 20 April, Cheshire Police were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area.
“No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.”
United take on Arsenal this weekend in a huge game that could play a big part in who finishes in the top four this season. At present Maguire looks set to be available, as per the statement released.
Meanwhile, former United skipper Gary Neville expects new manager Erik Ten Hag to be given some time to rebuild the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “I think he’ll be given some time. He’s got a massive job on and he’s at a club in Ajax who are very different to Manchester United, so he’ll have to adapt.
“The spotlight is obviously a lot greater and scrutiny is a lot greater at Manchester United. And there’s an element of risk to that. He doesn’t know football too well in this country.
“But he’s worked in different countries, he’s got a philosophy he believes in and he’s got to come over here and be his own man and do his own job.
“I’ve been very critical of everything at Manchester United at the moment, but particularly the owners, the culture, the approach to the last 10 years. It’s been a pretty poor 10 years of repeated failure. So he’s got a massive job.
“It’s a huge job, a big ask to come in. And not just because of where Manchester United are currently at but what’s happening at the other clubs in the Premier League in this moment in time.”
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