May 14, 2021

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Rashford sends message of support to Smalling after reported armed robbery

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Marcus Rashford has sent his best wishes to former Manchester United teammate Chris Smalling after he was reportedly held at gunpoint inside his home on Friday morning.

The Englishman, who moved to Italy permanently in the summer after spending the previous season on loan in Rome, was robbed at home in front of his wife and two-year-old child.

Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims three armed robbers broke into his family home and forced him to open his family’s safe, where they stole items of jewellery and other valuable items.

Smalling was not in action for Roma on Thursday night when they faced Ajax at the Stadio Olimpico. The 31-year-old is still nursing a thigh injury that has kept him out of action since the start of March.

Police are said to have been called at around 5am on Friday morning, with Smalling and his family shaken by the ordeal.

Smalling spent 10 years at Old Trafford before moving to Roma and Rashford has sent out his best wishes to his former teammates.

“Thinking about you @ChrisSmalling and your lovely family,” Rashford wrote on Twitter.

“So sorry to wake up to the news this morning. Can’t imagine how you’re feeling but I hope you’re ok.”

The report claims police are still investigating the incident and Roma have offered their support to Smalling and his family.

The reported incident is the latest in a list of attacks carried out on Serie A footballers after Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie saw his home burgled whilst playing in January.

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