London, Mar. 2 (ANI): Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has decided to hire 3,000 pounds-a-week security guards to protect his wife Coleen from violent burglars.
ooney, 23, is afraid that thieves may break into his three million pounds Cheshire mansion from house just as they did with the fiancée of his teammate Darren Fletcher last week, The Mirror reports.
Raiders broke into Fletcher's two million pound home, and held a knife to the throat of his partner Hayley Grice while their twin boys, Jack and Tyler, slept upstairs.
Grice was forced to hand over her 30,000-pound engagement ring and 100,000 pounds worth of valuables.
Following raids on the homes of several Manchester United players in the Northwest, Rooney and several other players have decided to increase security of their houses.
"The club is doing what it can but some of the lads, particularly Wayne, want to go one step further and have a permanent security presence. He wants to know Coleen will be safe all the time," a Manchester United source said.
Rooney already has a 30,000-pound state-of-the-art electronic security system, but will now have security guards patrolling the mansion round the clock.
Teammate Rio Ferdinand, 30, also plans to have the same 24/7 security to protect his partner Rebecca Ellison and their two young sons at their home in Alderley Edge. (ANI)