Man Utd striker robbed at home

By Lucy Collins,Press Association
Sunday 23 October 2011 00:09

A teenage premier league footballer was robbed in his home, police said today.

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda was targeted by two thieves who stole money and jewellery.

The 17-year-old Italian was robbed at his home in Washway Road, Sale, at 3.40am yesterday.

His friend was attacked and suffered minor head injuries during the robbery.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Two men stole cash and jewellery from the victims before running out of the house.

"One man suffered a minor cut to his head in the robbery. Inquiries are ongoing."

The police spokesman was unable to confirm reports that the attack was linked to a row earlier in the evening outside a Manchester city centre nightclub.