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Jesse Lingard became the latest in a long line of football players to have their house broken into when they were at a game, whilst playing for Manchester United in January.
It has been a trend over the years for players to have their properties broken into when they are playing during evening kick offs, with many of the incidents happening in the north west of England.
Lingard, who hasn't played much for either Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Ralf Rangnick so far this season, made a rare appearance as a substitute during the match.
He returned home to find that the 'Away day robbers' had taken £100,000 of clothes and jewellery from his home, in Hale, Greater Manchester.
The robbers managed to get away from the 29-year-old's £3 million property and, according to the report, he has since put it up for sale.
Speaking to the Sun, a source close to the player said, "He was really upset to find out he had been targeted.
"The items which were stolen are replaceable, but it’s very invasive for him to have someone break into his home, especially as he is a father.
“He has stepped up security since the robbery and is reviewing how his home is protected when he is away from it.”
Earlier in the year it was reported that, following a number of recent break ins, Premier League players were turning to private security firms to help them out on game days.
The firms are known to use former SAS soldiers, and a number of north west footballers were involved in a group chat sharing the information of the firms and other things they do for security.
That came after Joao Cancelo was assaulted after a break in at his house, with the Manchester City full back sharing a picture of the damage that was done to him.
The City man had all the jewelry taken from his house and it left him and his family, who were also in the house, distressed from the incident.
Lingard's teammate Victor Lindelof had his house broken into just four days after the midfielder's property was robbed, with the defender's wife and kids hiding in the house as it happened.
Maja Nilsson Lindelof and her children flew home to Sweden following the incident and the former Benfica player later joined them, missing a game with West Ham United.
Chelsea's Reece James also had his home broken into last September, with the full back's Champions League winners medal being taken from him.
Angel di Maria's house was famously broken into during his time at Old Trafford, and was cited as one of the reasons he wanted to leave after just one season in England.
As with Di Maria, Lingard is unlikely to be living in Manchester for much longer, with his contract at United up in the summer, and he's unlikely to renew.
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