When Jesse Lingard was away from Manchester United’s training ground to play against Aston Villa, he was the target of a gang of “away-day bandits” who broke into his home.
According to The Sun, a group of burglars broke into his £3million mansion and took more than £100,000 worth of clothing and jewelry. Against the time of the occurrence, Manchester United was away at Aston Villa, which meant that no one was in the stadium when the incident occurred.
Unfortunately, this was not the first time something like this had occurred. It is incredibly easy for thieves to target football players because the entire world is aware that they are in a specific location at a specific time. The burglars are not only aware of their whereabouts, but they are also aware of the exorbitant wages they receive, which frequently results in expensive jewelry and clothing that the burglars can take advantage of.
Victor Lindelof was also targeted around the same time period while playing away at Brentford, prompting the club to hire a 24/7 security squad to patrol the player’s residences. Unfortunately, it is not possible for them to guard each particular residence without employing additional security personnel on an individual basis.
Football players’ salaries are so high that hiring protection for away games may be their only choice. To ensure their own safety, the players of the club must definitely be considering hiring their own security guards.