Federico Macheda has become the latest footballer to have his house broken in to, following a string of robberies in Merseyside, and more recently, the robbery of Darren Fletcher’s house.

Kiko was in his house in Sale when the robbery took place but was left unharmed, whilst his friend suffered minor head injuries.

The robbers, thought to be wearing balaclavas, took thousands of pounds worth of goods including a watch, jewellery and money.

Some reports claim that Kiko was out in Circle Bar in town before getting involved in a “heated exchange” with other men. He jumped in a taxi to come home and it was shortly after this that two men broke in to his home, believed to be after 3am.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester police said: “Two men stole cash and jewellery from the victims before running out of the house. Inquiries are ongoing.”