A MANIAC told Man United’s Harry Maguire they would detonate three bombs planted at his home if he did not quit the club.
The skipper is staying with a team-mate and his family are in a safe house after the chilling ultimatum was emailed to his agent.
The maniac gave Maguire 72 hours to quit Man United after claiming three bombs were planted at his home.
The threat, emailed to the England defender’s agent, said the devices would be detonated if he refused to meet the deadline.
Skipper Maguire, 29, was at the Carrington training ground when the terrifying message was delivered on Wednesday, a day after United lost 4-0 to Liverpool.
He raced home to be with fiancée Fern Hawkins, 27, and their two daughters.
Armed cops and sniffer dogs searched the family’s £4million Cheshire mansion.
Fern, Lillie Saint, two, and Piper Rose, one next month, fled to a safe house.
Harry is staying with a teammate.
Cops searched again on Thursday. Nothing was found.
A source said: “This was taken very seriously.
“Harry and his teammates regularly receive death threats on social media but this was different.
“The email said three bombs had been planted at his home.
“He had 72 hours to leave United or they’d be detonated. It was dripping with hatred and abuse.”
The source added: “Fern was hysterical.
“She doesn’t feel safe anymore.
“She’s had enough of the abuse Harry gets.
“It’s relentless, personal and out of order. Enough is enough.
“They’re a close family and Harry has always put them first but at the same time he refuses to give into the hate mob.”
“The mail is said to be from a “cowardly fan”.
United have been in terrible form with £190,000-a-week Maguire booed on the pitch and abused on Instagram over his performances.
Some online messages have repeated the words: “Get out of my club”.
One read: “Another own goal thanks to Satan himself.”
Maguire is not expected to face Arsenal in today’s Premier League match.
He is getting new CCTV and 24/7 guards.
The source added: “Harry doesn’t want to live like this but at the moment he’s got no choice. He won’t have his family threatened.”
A spokesman for Maguire described the email and its contents as “a serious threat to his family home”, adding: “He has reported this to the police.
“The safety of his family and those around him is Harry’s priority.”
Cheshire Police confirmed officers “were called to reports of a bomb threat at an address in the Wilmslow area” on Wednesday.
It added: “No evacuations took place but as a precautionary measure a police explosives dog attended the address to search the gardens and surrounding area.”