Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been the target of car theives who stole his top-of-the-range 4x4 as he defrosted the windscreen.
According to the Press Association, sources have confirmed the footballer was involved in the incident yesterday morning.
Scholes apparently left the engine of his grey Chevrolet Captiva Estate running in order to melt the ice while it was parked on his driveway.
The 38-year-old former England international returned back inside his home in Oldham only to find the car missing when he returned.
A spokesman said: "Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle.
"The grey Chevrolet Estate was stolen from the drive of a house in the Greenfield area of Oldham between 7.45am and 8am on Monday 28 January 2013.
"Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing."