Manchester United and England star Harry Maguire has been left shocked after receiving a bomb threat.
According to sources, searches are ongoing and police with sniffer dogs have been sent to the mansion where Maguire lives with fiancee Fern Hawkins and their two daughters.
The chilling warning came via email that a bomb would be planted at the home of the United skipper.
A spokesman for Maguire said: "In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home.
"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.
"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."
Maguire and the rest of the United team regularly receive death threats on social media but the context of this latest threat has been taken extremely seriously.
Due to the fact he is club captain and has suffered a poor run of form, Maguire has received the brunt of many fans’ criticism.
The Manchester giants are suffering a terrible run of form and lost 4-0 to rivals Liverpool on Tuesday. The England centre-back Maguire played 90 minutes for United in the defeat.
The club has been asked to comment.
The club have today appointed Erik ten Hag as the new permanent manager, with the Ajax gaffer to take over in the summer.