Police swept the home of the 29-year-old but have not detailed the results of their search. The Cheshire Police had the following to say:
“On Wednesday April 20, Cheshire Police were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area,” said the Cheshire PD in a statement. “No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday April 21, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.”
Harry Maguire receives bomb threat
A spokesperson for Maguire revealed that the English international received threats of an explosive device recently planted around his house.
“In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home,” said the spokesperson. “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.”
Maguire lives at home with his fiancee and two children, ages three and one.
It’s been a rough week for Man U players, starting with Bruno Fernandes’ crash near a team facility.
England’s number-one defender has been the target of heavy criticism during a suboptimal campaign in the English Premier League; he and his teammates at Man U lost their most recent match to Liverpool 4-0, during which Maguire made several mistakes that contributed to the lopsided scoreline.
Despite the events, the player plans on being available for selection at the weekend.
“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,” said the spokesperson.
That upcoming fixture is a tie with fifth-place Arsenal, who are three points ahead of Man U with a game in hand. The match has serious top-four implications and could decide which team reaches the Champions League from a group of competitors.