Victor Lindelof’s family were left terrified after his Manchester
while he was on the field playing against Brentford in a Premier League match.
Maja Nilsson Lindelof was alone with their three-year-old boy Ted Louie and baby
Francis when she realized someone was forcing their way into the house.
In an Instagram story, Lindelof’s wife Maja said: ‘During Victor’s game this
Wednesday night we had a break-in at our house in Manchester.
‘I was home alone with both kids but we managed to hide and lock ourselves in a
room before they entered our house.
‘We are OK under the circumstances but it was obviously very traumatic and scary
moment for both and my little kids.
‘We are now in Sweden and are spending some time off with our families.’
The center-back will be unavailable for United’s fixture against West Ham tomorrow
as the defender has returned to his homeland to be with his Maja.
Lindelof is the second player to be targeted by burglars in the northwest in recent
In December, thieves broke into the home of João Cancelo, the Manchester City right
back. They attacked him in front of his family and stole jewelry. The defender
suffered cuts and bruises to his face in the incident, which police are investigating.
Lindelof was told of the terrifying ordeal after the match against Brentford in West London, which United won 3-1.
He spoke to manager Ralf Rangnick at length on the plane as they returned to
Manchester with the rest of the squad.
Further conversations were held this morning and a decision was taken for Lindelof
to be excused from training and from the next match against the Hammers, so he
could return to Sweden.
The player was adamant he should be with his wife and children and Rangnick, a
father himself was supportive.