Man Utd to support players’ family safety around games after Victor Lindelof break-in

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Lindelof was playing for Manchester United at Brentford when his house was broken into

Manchester United will speak to players about improving security after Victor Lindelof’s family were subjected to a ‘traumatic and frightening’ break-in.

The incident happened while the defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday.

Maja, Lindelof’s wife wrote on Instagram that she locked herself in a room with the couple’s children.

The Sweden international will not be involved in Saturday’s game against West Ham to be with his family.

Asked if the safety of players’ families around matches was something Manchester United would look into, caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick replied: “Yes, of course.

“I think we will even have a meeting in our hotel where the club will talk to the players about the type of measures that could be taken to increase the level of security.

“What is needed? Where can the club support players in these areas?

“It’s something the club will talk to the players about. [about] in the next few weeks and hopefully be able to make their homes safer and more secure in the future.”

Maja Lindelof detailed the burglary incident in an Instagram post
Maja Lindelof detailed the burglary incident in an Instagram post

Rangnick said he discussed the incident with Lindelof and both agreed it would be best for him to take the weekend off.

“I spoke with him for a long time on our flight home from London and also this morning we spoke for about 20 minutes, 25 minutes,” the German said.

“He told me what really happened and that it was really a traumatic event, especially for his wife and even for the three-year-old son.

“He told me that he has to stay at home right now. He doesn’t want to leave his wife and family alone, which I can fully understand being a father of two myself.

“We agreed that he won’t be training today and he won’t be on duty tomorrow for the game either.”

United said in a statement: “His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. It was a harrowing experience for them, and for Victor when he found out afterwards. the match, and the club provides them with our full support.

“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo was injured while trying to fight off a gang of intruders during a burglary during the Christmas period.

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