Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reveals burglary at his home


Pogba came on as a second-half substitute in United’s Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid on TuesdayManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says his home was burgled during his side’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The France player came on after 67 minutes as the Spanish side won 1-0.

Pogba saidexternal-link “our family’s worst nightmare was realised when our home was broken into … while our babies were sleeping in their bedroom”.

The family’s nanny was at home at the time and Pogba has offered a reward to “anyone who has a clue to help us”.

Pogba’s two children are aged three and one.

Football Daily podcast: Liverpool turn up heat on Man CityThe 29-year-old has been at United since re-joining the Old Trafford club in a then-world record £89m transfer from Juventus in 2016.

His contract with the club runs out in the summer.

“My wife and I rushed home not knowing if our children were safe and unharmed,” added Pogba.

“As a father there is no feeling worse in this world than not being able to protect your children and I sincerely hope that no-one ever has to feel what I felt last night.”

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said officers were called to a report of a burglary at a property in the Rossmill Lane area of Hale Barns at 22:54 GMT on Wednesday.

“Initial enquiries have established that the unknown offender entered the property before stealing a safe,” added a GMP statement.

“Enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made. No-one was injured in the incident.”

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo was injured when he tried to fight off a gang of intruders during a break-in over the Christmas period.

And, in January, the wife of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof said her family were the subject of a break-in while the centre-back played against Brentford.

Manchester United are working with all their players to review and strengthen security at home.

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