Defender Victor Lindelof will miss Manchester United's Premier League game against West Ham on Saturday in order to support his family following a "traumatic" ordeal during a break-in at their house.
Lindelof's house in the north-west of England was targeted while the Sweden defender was playing in the 3-1 win over Brentford in London on Wednesday.
His wife and children were in the house when the burglary took place.
"I was home alone with both kids but we managed to hide and lock ourselves in a room before they entered our house," Maja Nilsson Lindelof, the defender's wife, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.
"We are OK under the circumstances but it was obviously a very traumatic and scary moment for both me and my little kids. We are now in Sweden and are spending some time off with our families."
United manager Ralf Rangnick confirmed Friday that Lindelof will not play against West Ham.
"I spoke with him at length on our flight back home from London and also this morning we spoke for about 20 minutes, 25 minutes," Rangnick said.
"He told me what had actually happened and that this was really a traumatic event, especially for his wife and even the three-year-old son.
"He said to me that he right now needs to stay at home. He doesn't want to leave his wife and his family on their own, which I can fully understand being a father of two children myself.
"We agreed that he will not be training today and also not be on duty tomorrow for the game."
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is also a doubt for the game, due to a neck complaint.
Having missed two matches with a hip flexor issue, the 36-year-old returned against Brentford and made headlines with his reaction to being taken off in the second half.
"Cristiano is a question mark because he has a problem with his neck," Rangnick told MUTV.
"He received treatment yesterday for two or three hours and we will have to wait to see how he feels today."
Australian Associated Press
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