Manchester United will be without a defender Viktor Lindelof for Saturday’s game against West Ham United after burglars broke into his childhood home.
The incident happened on Wednesday evening when Lindelof played for the Red Devils in their 3-1 away win Brentford.
His wife and three-year-old son were inside the home at the time of the burglary and were hiding in a room before the intruders entered the property.
Manager on time Ralph Rangnick revealed details of his conversations with Lindelof and confirmed he would be staying home in Sweden for a few days to support his wife and child.
“I spoke to him extensively on our flight home from London and also this morning we spoke for about 20 minutes, 25 minutes,” said the German.
“He told me what actually happened and that it was really a traumatic event, especially for his wife and even their three-year-old son.
“He told me he has to stay home now. He doesn’t want to leave his wife and family alone, which I, as a father of two children, can fully understand.
“We have agreed that he will not train today and will not be in action tomorrow either.”
Manchester United statement
“We can confirm that a burglary has taken place Viktor Lindelof‘s house during the away game against Brentford,” read the statement.
“His family, who were at home at the time, were unharmed but visibly shaken. This was a painful experience for her and for Victor when he found out about it after the game and the club fully support her.”
“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”