Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof’s wife and children were attacked by intruders during his EPL match at Brentford, MySportDab reports.
His wife and children had to lock themselves in a room to be safe as the intruders broke into their home during Wednesday’s Premier League game against Brentford.
Lindelof’s wife, Maja Nilsson Lindelof was alone with her two kids, Ted Louie and baby Francis when she noticed that someone was forcing their way into the house.
Speaking on the incident on her Instagram story, Maja said: ‘During Victor’s match on Wednesday night, some people broke into our house in Manchester.
‘I was alone with both kids but we were able to hide in a room before they entered our house.
‘We are OK but it was obviously a very scary moment for myself and my little kids.
‘We have now travelled home to Sweden and plan to spend some time away with our families.’
Lindelof will now be unavailable for United’s game against West Ham tomorrow after returning to his country with his family.
He was informed of the terrifying incident after the 3-1 match win against Brentford.
On the plane back to Manchester, He spoke to Coach Ralf Rangnick on the situation.
During the conversations, Rangnick agreed to let held Lindelof to be excused from training and from the next match against West Ham.
A United statement today said: ‘We can confirm the incident at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away EPL match against Brentford.
‘His family at home at the time, were unhurt but shaken by it.
‘This was a bad experience for them, and for Victor learned about after the game, and the club will now provide our full support.
‘We encourage anyone with information about the incident to contact the police immediately.’
Victor Lindelof is one of many footballers in the Premier League to be targeted by burglars in recent weeks.