London - Burglars made an
unsuccessful attempt to break into the home of Manchester United winger Angel
di Maria at the weekend, according to British media reports on Monday.
The Sun newspaper said that
Di Maria, 26, was having dinner with his family at his home in Prestbury,
northwest England, when a group of thieves tried to smash through the patio
doors with scaffolding poles.
They fled when an alarm
"At 7.30pm (1930 GMT)
on Saturday, police received reports of a burglary at a house in the Chelford Road
area of Prestbury," said a spokesperson from Cheshire Police.
"A number of offenders
tried to gain access to the property by trying to smash the back door. The
alarm was raised before the men got inside and they fled the scene."
Argentina international Di
Maria joined United from Real Madrid in a British-record £59.7 million ($90
million, 79.4 million euros) transfer last year and played in their 3-1 win
over Leicester City on Saturday.