Manchester United star Paul Pogba has revealed his "worst fears were realised" after his home was burgled during their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
The French star released a statement detailing the horrific incident at his home, which took place whilst his two children, who he shares with wife Zulay, were sleeping at the property. The midfielder is now offering a reward for anyone able to provide information about the incident.
Pogba came off the bench as Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League after a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid. The incident took place towards the end of the game and Pogba and wife Zulay then rushed home to their property.
Pogba wrote on social media: "Last night our family's worst nightmare was realized when our home was broken into and burglarized while our babies were sleeping in their bedroom. The burglars were in our home for less than five minutes but in that time they took from us something more valuable than anything we had in our home... our sense of safety and security.
"This occurred during the final minutes of last night's match when they knew that we would not be home. My wife and I rushed home not knowing if our children were safe and unharmed. As a father there is no feeling worse in this world than not being there to protect your children and I sincerely hope that no one ever has to feel what I felt last night. It is for this reason that I would like to offer a reward for anyone who has a clue to help us. Please send any info to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Pogba has been has been married to Bolivian model María Zulay Salaues since 2019 having met a few years earlier on a Manchester United pre-season tour. They share two kids together. After the birth of their first son, Labile Shakur, on January 3rd, 2019. Pogba performed a special celebration after scoring against Brighton and Hove Albion. They welcomed their second son into the world in 2020.
Manchester United are understood to be working with players to review and strengthen their home security. The latest incident comes after defender Victor Lindelof's home was targeted earlier this season.
Lindelof's wife Maja and young family were in his property when the break-in occurred at their property in January, but were not harmed. Sweden defender Lindelof was playing for United in their 3-1 win at the Brentford Community Stadium when the raid happened.
United released a statement which read: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford. After that incident, Maja Lindelof detailed the incident on her Instagram stories.
She wrote: "During Victor's game this Wednesday night we had a break-in at our house in Manchester. We are okay 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. Love, Maja."