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Manchester United chief Ed Woodward's house now being protected by police after angry fans attacked his Cheshire mansion (Photos)












Manchester United chief executive, Ed Woodward's home is now being protected by police after angry fans attacked his Cheshire mansion on Tuesday night.



The attack was done by about 20 balaclava-clad supporters who are said to be members of United's notorious 'Men In Black' hooligan firm. The fans launched fireworks and a smoke bomb before spray painting his gates red in protest of how he has been running the club since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.







Luckily for Woodward, 48, his wife, and their young twins were not at home when the thugs attacked the property.







Cheshire Police have now launched an investigation after the attack by hooded thugs



In a statement, Police said: "At around 10.45pm on Tuesday, 28 January, Cheshire police were notified of an incident of criminal damage that had taken place earlier this evening with a large group targeting a property in the Nether Peover area,"







"Thankfully no-one was harmed and officers will liaise with security officials over the coming days to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and identify those involved."



Manchester United in a statement condemned the "unwarranted attack" and threatened to ban those involved in the act.



"We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with the police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack," the club said.

"Anybody found guilty of a criminal offence, or found to be trespassing on this property, will be banned for life by the club and may face prosecution.

"Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this."



Ed Woodward's house is now being protected by Police following the attack.



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