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Di Maria uses United security guard since attempted burglary

Angel di Maria out in Manchester with a security guard after burglary scare Credit: MEN Syndication

Reds star Angel di Maria enjoyed a night out with his young family - with a United security guard protecting them after burglars attacked his home at the weekend.

It is believed he has moved his wife and child into the five star Lowry Hotel as his partner is said to be too scared to return to their new home in Cheshire which was targeted by burglars.

As Di Maria and his wife Jorgelina Cardoso and their one-year-old daughter Mia left the restaurant, they were accompanied by a United security guard.

The winger is said to have round-the-clock security since the drama at his home on Saturday night just hours after United had beaten Leicester 3-1 at Old Trafford.

He had played 90 minutes and was said to be watching TV at home when thieves tried to smash down the patio doors of his home in Prestbury, Cheshire.

But the crooks fled empty-handed after triggering an alarm system at his Cheshire home.


Sir Bobby Charlton goes back to school

One of the most famous footballers of all time went back to school today.

Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Lady Norma were in Middleton in Greater Manchester for a special ceremony.

Sir Bobby meets Middleton Technology School students Credit: ITV Granada

They were signing up the latest school to the Manchester United Foundation, which works to educate, motivate and inspire young people.

And as our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports, the town has special memories for the VIP visitors:

Sir Bobby Charlton launches Manchester United Foundation partner school

Sir Bobby meets PE students Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has launched the latest Manchester United Foundation partner school, at Middleton Technology School.

Sir Bobby speaking to head teacher of Middleton Technology School Allison Crompton Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada


Louis van Gaal's 'twitchy ass' time

Louis Van Gaal Credit: PA Images

Sir Alex Ferguson famously coined the phrases ‘squeaky bum time’ when gearing up for big games - but Louis van Gaal has come up trumps with his version 'twitchy ass.'

The Dutchman gave his take on the phrase during a press conference ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round tie at Cambridge, claiming his team’s uncertain performances have left him ‘twitching his ass’ on the bench.

He said Manchester United cannot play 4-4-2 because it gives him "a twitchy ass"...“when you analyse the game then we have twitched our ass on the bench.

“I said to my players I was squeezing my ass, but it was the wrong expression.

“I have twitched my ass on the bench because we were out of balance.”

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