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Pogba says home was burglarised during Champions League match

Pogba says home was burglarised during Champions League match
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (Internet Image)

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says his home was burgled during his side’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Frenchman came on after 67 minutes in the 1-0 defeat by the Spanish side that saw United go out in the last 16.

Pogba said “our family’s worst nightmare was realised when our home was broken into … while our babies were sleeping in their bedroom”.

He has offered a reward to “anyone who has a clue to help us”.

Pogba has been at United since re-joining the Old Trafford club in a then-world record £89m transfer from Juventus in 2016.

The 29-year-old’s contract with the club runs out in the summer.

“My wife and I rushed home not knowing if our children were safe and unharmed,” added Pogba.

“As a father there is no feeling worse in this world than not being able to protect your children and I sincerely hope that no-one ever has to feel what I felt last night.”

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo was injured when he tried to fight off a gang of intruders during a break-in over the Christmas period.

And, in January, the wife of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof said her family were the subject of a break-in while the centre-back played against Brentford.

Manchester United are working with all their players to review and strengthen security at home. (BBC)