This is no doubt a trying time for Manchester United management, the team and the entire fans, RovingNaija reports.
As if losing their last two matches back to back with humiliating defeats was not enough, the team captain, Harry Maguire is currently under a horrific death threat.
In recent development, the England defender was given 72 hours to quit the club or three bombs will be detonated in his family house.
The death threat which was sent to his agent by an anonymous email on Wednesday had been reported to Cheshire Police, who conducted a sweep of the footballer’s home.
Police sniffer dogs were said to have carried out urgent bomb searches at the Cheshire mansion he shares with fiancee Fern Hawkins and their two daughters.
The security team around the Man United captain and England defender is also thought to have been beefed up.
According to the Sun, it was reported that Maguire is in the process of purchasing new CCTV and 24/7 guards, and that police once again searched his house on Thursday but found nothing.
A source told The Sun: ‘This was taken very seriously. Harry and his teammates regularly receive death threats on social media but this was different.
‘The email said three bombs had been planted at his home. He had 72 hours to leave United or they’d be detonated. It was dripping with hatred and abuse.
Police said they were ‘called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area,’ and that ‘no evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday, 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.’
A spokesperson for Maguire described the incident as ‘a serious threat’ but insisted the defender was ‘continuing to prepare for this weekend’s fixture as normal’.
But The Athletic claim while he is keen to travel with the squad that faces Arsenal on Saturday, he is likely to be on the substitutes’ bench if and when interim manager Ralf Rangnick needs him.
German boss Rangnick offered his support to Maguire, saying: ‘I only got to know about this terrible, terrible thing on Thursday afternoon and I haven’t been able to speak with him. It’s another bad sign of the crazy world we’re living in. I feel sorry for Harry. He knows everyone is behind him.’Follow us on social media