The Cheshire home of the executive vice chairman of Manchester United Ed Woodward has been attacked by a mob of Manchester United fans.

According to a statement by the club, published on Sky Sports, the attack on the property was confirmed. The statement read : “Fans expressing opinion is one thing; criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this”

A video emerged on social media on Tuesday evening of a group of hooded figures appearing to throw red flares over the gate of the United executive vice-chairman’s house.

Sky Sports reports that, club security were immediately sent to the property to investigate, while police were alerted and will be helped by the club with enquiries.

United released the following statement regarding the incident: “Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of the incident outside the home of one of our employees.