Manchester United and England captain, Harry Maguire received bomb threat to his home in Cheshire on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old defender who lives with his fiancée and two children, has endured a difficult season with club and country.

A spokesperson for the former Leicester City captain said: “In the last 24 hours, Harry has received a serious threat to his family home. The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority.

“He will continue to prepare for this weekend’s fixture as normal and we will not be commenting in any further detail at this time. The spokesperson said.

Police officers and an explosives dog attended Maguire’s home on Thursday afternoon. A statement from Cheshire Police read: “On Wednesday 20 April, Cheshire police were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area.

“No evacuations took place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog has attended the address this afternoon, Thursday 21 April, to conduct a search of the gardens and surrounding area.”

Manchester United travel to Arsenal for the English Premier League round 34 fixtures, with both teams fighting for a place in next season’s Champions League.