Victor Lindelof’s wife and kids forced to hide during break in at Man Utd star’s home

Man United confirmed that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford. His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken

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  • 13:14, 21 Jan 2022
  • Updated13:32, 21 Jan 2022
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Victor Lindelof's house was burgled while the Manchester United defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday.

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Lindelof's wife Maja and young family were in the property when the break-in occurred, but were not harmed.

Sweden defender Lindelof was playing for United in their 3-1 win at the Brentford Community Stadium when the raid happened.

United released a statement which read: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford.

Victor Lindelof's wife Maja was in the house while it was burgled
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Maja and the couple's children were unharmed
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“His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support.

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

Maja Lindelof wrote on her Instagram stories: "During Victor's game this Wednesday night we had a break-in at our house in Manchester.

The Lindelof's have returned to Sweden to be with their families
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"I was home alone with both the kids but we managed to hide and lock ourselves in a room before they entered our house.

"We are okay under the circumstances but it was obviously a very traumatic and scary moment for both me and my little kids.

"We are now in Sweden and are spending some time off with our families. Love, Maja."

Lindelof will miss Manchester United's Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday.

Sweden international Lindelof learned of the break-in after United's win and has been given permission to miss the West ham game to be with his family as they recover from their ordeal.

United interim boss Ralf Rangnick said: "I spoke with him at length on our flight back home from London and also this morning.

"We spoke for 20 or 25 minutes, he told me what actually happened, that this was a traumatic event, especially for his wife and three year old son.

"He said to me right now he needs to stay at home, he doesn't want to leave his wife and family on their own, which I can fully understand, being a father of two children myself. We agreed he will not be on duty tomorrow for the game."

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