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Gang Threatened To 'Chop Up' Manchester United Winger Tahith Chong In Home Raid

Gang Threatened To 'Chop Up' Manchester United Winger Tahith Chong In Home Raid

Chong's girlfriend has recalled the terrifying ordeal.

Manchester United winger Tahith Chong's girlfriend has recalled the terrifying moment a gang held the couple at knifepoint during a home raid.

In late March, a trio of masked men entered the 22-year-old's home in Sale and robbed a number of items after threatening Chong with a baseball bat and knife.

Rianna Taylor, who works in a nightclub in Birmingham, opened up about the incident in an interview with The Sun.

She said: "I started shaking uncontrollably and thought it was a nightmare. After a few minutes I realised it was real.

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"One of the men threatened us with a very large kitchen knife and another grabbed Tahith by the ankle and dragged him out of bed.

"Another was holding a baseball bat which he was waving in our faces. He was shouting, 'Where are the watches?'."

Chong, who is currently on loan with Birmingham City in the Championship, made his United debut in January 2019.

He was affectionately referred to as 'Chongy' by teammates, which is something the robbers chose to mock.

The Netherlands youth international was also berated for his lack of home security.

Taylor continued: "The blokes were terrifying and there was one in particular who was about 6ft 4 who was menacing and seemed like the leader.

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"They were continually threatening us, saying if they found watches and we were lying they’d chop us up.

"They took our phones off us, then they took my second-hand Rolex, which was worth £3,000, plus my Louis Vuitton bag.

"I have not had a proper night’s sleep since and cannot sleep with the light off. I have been diagnosed with PTSD."

The robbers spent 40 minutes inside Chong's home and he hit a panic alarm which saw police arrive quickly. At the time of writing, no arrests have been made.

Chong has played 20 games for Birmingham this season, scoring once and registering three assists.

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United triggered a one-year extension in Chong's contract last month as it was due to expire this summer.

A number of United players have been targeted in recent months, including Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.

Pogba's house was robbed while he played in a Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid, with his two young children at home.

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Topics: Manchester United