Captain Harry Maguire tells pals that he will not be forced out of Manchester United as angry fan sends bomb threat
According to The Sun, Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has told his close friends that he will not be forced out of the club despite being bomb threats being made against him and his family by some fans.
The defender has been in woeful form this season, putting in underwhelming performances on the pitch. This seems to have led to an unsavoury incident after an email was addressed to the player warning him of an explosive device being planted at his mansion which houses his fiancee and two young girls.
A source close to Maguire revealed that the Englishman has insisted that he will not be forced out of Old Trafford by these kinds of threats, despite his displays for the club. It certainly is a chilling moment for the skipper to come to terms with.
“Harry will not be forced out of Manchester United by this kind of threat.”
The 29-year-old has been guilty of committing schoolboy errors in games that have seen the team concede some cheap goals, leading to the side slipping down the Premier League table. They currently sit in sixth place, three points away from a Champions League qualification spot.
“Work of some cowardly fan”
The England international alerted the police about the email, and specialist police officers quickly arrived at his property to make a thorough search. Despite there being no such bomb device found in his mansion as detailed in the threat, it was regarded to be serious enough for sniffer dogs to be employed in order to have a second sweep of the area.
It is said that these threats could have been made by a Man United fan, and cops have now launched an investigation to see if they can track down the offender. The same source said that Maguire’s number one priority is the safety of his family, but he also had the strength of character to deal with such a situation.
“His number one priority will always be the safety of his family but he’s also got the strength of character to deal with this. It looks like the work of some cowardly fan. If that proves to be the case, they are an utter disgrace to the name of this proud football club.”
Whether this has been done by a Man United fan or not, it is still a sick attempt at hurting a player and his family. Putting their family in danger, despite no fault of their own, is a chilling prospect to consider in grave situations like this.
Maguire may be having a terrible season on the pitch, but sending bomb threats to him is no way to respond as a sign of showing discontent. Players need to be supported on and off the pitch when they go through a tough time, rather than be admonished.
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His club form seems to have affected his reputation when representing the England national team, as the Red Devils skipper was booed by some Three Lions fans when playing against Ivory Coast at Wembley. This is perhaps Maguire’s toughest year yet, but he seems to be showing great resolve to keep going further.
His insistence and message to continue and prove his haters wrong is encouraging to see, as it sends the right signals out about his vision and mental strength to deal with this tough season. Hopefully, we see him return in the summer stronger and put this campaign behind him as quickly as possible.