Gang threatened to chop up Manchester United youngster during horrifying raid

Tahith Chong’s girlfriend has spoken about the trauma of being the victim of an armed burglary in their home.

Rianna Taylor, 24, has opened up on the incident in an interview with The Sun, admitting she feared for her life as masked burglars threatened to chop her and Chong up if they didn’t hand over their most valuable belongings.

There has been a rise in attempts to break into houses of Manchester United stars in recent times, but professional footballers have always been under threat. Only recently there was a bomb scare at Harry Maguire’s house, not to forget the break in while Paul Pogba’s children were asleep in bed.

The report states that Chong has become the fifth footballer living in that area to be targeted by buglers.

Chong is currently on loan at Birmingham City and it remains to be seen if Erik ten Hag wants him as part of his squad next season. The Ajax coach likes to play with wingers and he might want more of them available to him at Old Trafford next season, especially when we’ve seen over three of them go out on loan this season.

His girlfriend revealed that Chong was dragged out of bed by the masked gang.

“I started shaking uncontrollably and thought it was a nightmare. After a few minutes I realised it was real,” Taylor said. “One of the men threatened us with a very large kitchen knife and another grabbed Tahith by the ankle and dragged him out of bed.

“Another was holding a baseball bat which he was waving in our faces. He was shouting, ‘Where are the watches?’

“The blokes were terrifying and there was one in particular who was about 6ft 4ins who was menacing and seemed like the leader.

“They were continually threatening us, saying if they found watches and we were lying they’d chop us up.

“They took our phones of us, then they took my second-hand Rolex, which was worth £3,000, plus my Louis Vuitton bag.”

She added: “I have not had a proper night’s sleep since and cannot sleep with the light off. I have been diagnosed with PTSD.”

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