Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says Victor Lindelof will not play against West Ham after a burglary at his family’s home.
Lindelof’s wife, Maja, revealed there was a break-in at their house on Wednesday night while Lindelof was in London with the United squad for their 3-1 Premier League win at Brentford.
“I spoke with him at length on our flight back home from London and also this morning,” Rangnick explained. “We spoke for 20 or 25 minutes, he told me what actually happened, that this was a traumatic event, especially for his wife and three-year-old son.
“He said to me right now he needs to stay at home, he doesn’t want to leave his wife and family on their own, which I can fully understand, being a father of two children myself.
“We agreed he will not be on duty tomorrow for the game.”
Lindelof’s wife, Maja, and their two sons are now in Sweden recovering.
In a statement, United said: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford.
“His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support.
“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”