Paul Pogba’s house burgled with children inside during Man United’s Champions League elimination match

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he was the victim of a burglary on the same evening that his side went out of the Champions League.

Pogba was a second-half substitute for the Red Devils on Wednesday but failed to turn the tide as Atletico Madrid advanced to the quarter finals with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. The result knocked Man United out of Europe’s top competition, leaving the club trophy-less for yet another season in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.

His children remained at home but were thankfully unharmed during the incident.

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No mention of material goods or other items stolen from the house, but Pogba and his family were clearly shaken by the crime.

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“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,” Pogba wrote in a statement published on the United man’s Twitter account.

“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.”

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“This occurred during the final minutes of last night’s match match when they knew I wouldn’t 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.”

Pogba went on to offer a reward for information related to the burglary at his home, while Goal reports that United are working with all their players to strengthen and review their security.

Man United eliminated from Champions League

Manchester United was overwhelmed at home in its latest Champions League elimination.

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In typical Diego Simeone fashion, Atletico Madrid sat back and smothered Man United, with the Red Devils unable to find a way through. The Red Devils produced 1.13 xG compared to Atletico Madrid’s 0.6, but it wasn’t enough on the field.

Pogba himself started the match on the bench, but came on in the 67th minute to replace Bruno Fernandes. The Frenchman was hardly involved in his 23 minutes, with just nine touches in that span.