The homes of Tahith Chong, Joao Cancelo, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Victory Lindelof have all been attacked by armed robbers in the Manchester area since Christmas
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The 22-year-old is the one last United player to have been broken into following recent attacks on Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and others Jess Lingard.
The robbers are said to have stolen thousands of pounds’ worth of belongings – including jewellery, watches and designer bags – and “held a blade to his throat” at Chong. They are also said to have mocked the Dutch winger for his lack of security.
Chong is the fifth Manchester footballer to be burgled since Christmas. According to reports, the incident happened on January 16, shortly after which the police were called. The youngster is currently loaned to championship club Birmingham City.
“It was a horrific experience for him,” a source said The sun. “He was awoken to the sight of three armed men in balaclavas holding knives to his throat. They also shone torches in his eyes and ordered him to get up and give them items, including watches.
“It seemed like they knew what they were doing and what they were getting at. They knew who the player was and they called him by his name. And they even told him that he really needed to improve his security or risk doing it again happened. It’s chilling.
“He was extremely shaken. The gang were professional and seemed to have done it before, possibly to other players.”
Manchester City Ace Joao Cancelo was attacked when four men robbed his home on December 30 last year. “Unfortunately, I was attacked by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family,” Cancelo wrote Instagram shortly after the incident.
“If you resist [an injury] did something happen. They managed to take all my jewelry and left me in this condition. The most important thing for me is my family and luckily they are all doing well.”
Lingard was broken into on January 15th while United played against Aston Villa in Birmingham and on 19 January Lindelof was attacked by robbers during United’s game against Brentford in London. Lindelofs Wife and two sons were in possession back then.
Pogba was the latest United star to be robbed. His house was broken into during United’s Champions League Match against Atletico Madrid on March 15th. Pogba’s children were at the property at the time and his world championship medal was stolen.
“I’m fine, so is my family,” Pogba said. “I’ve had quite a surprising week…when I went home I discovered my house had been robbed after three people stole my safe. It had my mother’s jewellery, my World Cup medal.”
Pogba continued: “What scared me the most is that my two children were at home with the nanny during the incident. She heard everything, called my wife and security, and then locked herself in a room with the boys. For several days afterward, she was in shock. The most important thing is that my children are doing well.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/tahith-chong-knife-held-throat-26565517 Tahith Chong had a knife 'held to his throat' in the latest robbery to hit the Man Utd squad