Difficult situation for Harry Maguire: A bomb threat has been received against the England international, which the authorities are taking very seriously – and subsequently took a close look at his house.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has received a bomb threat. According to a spokesman for the recently much-criticised centre-back of the “Red Devils”, the England international had reported a “serious threat” to the police. As a result, police officers checked the 29-year-old’s home on Thursday. According to the Manchester Evening News, the police used an explosive dog to search the garden.

“The safety of his family and those around him is of course Harry’s top priority,” it added. It said the 42-time England senior international, who lives with his fiancée and their two children together, would “prepare as normal for this weekend’s game.” He added that no comment would be made beyond that at this time.

Next game at Arsenal FC

Maguire’s next game with Manchester is the difficult Premier League away game at Arsenal FC in London on Saturday.

The defender has already been the target of ridicule, malice and criticism throughout the season. The reason is fluctuating performances and the overall weak season of the “Red Devils” under interim coach Ralf Rangnick.

Manchester’s mixed season

United are only sixth in the league. Champions League qualification is becoming increasingly unlikely. In addition, Maguire’s latest transfer fee has made him the most expensive defender in the world.

When he moved to Manchester from Leicester City in 2019, United put €87 million on the table for him. Even though the transfer took place just under two years ago, Maguire has been under particularly critical scrutiny by many supporters ever since.