The brothers of two Premier League and England football stars have been beaten up and robbed at gun point, MailOnline can reveal.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford’s brother Dane and Tyler Alexander-Arnold, whose sibling is Liverpool defender Trent, were attacked as they ate breakfast in a Caribbean restaurant yesterday.
The friends, who were left bruised and bloodied, were rushed to the city’s Royal Infirmary Hospital after the brutal beating at Manchester’s Moss Side by the gun-toting gang.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, right, with his brother Dane, left, who was attacked at a Caribbean restaurant yesterday
Tyler Alexander-Arnold, left, the brother of Liverpool defender Trent , right, allegedly had his wallet and Range Rover taken
The Little Rock restaurant in Manchester, pictured on Sunday night, where the two brothers of Premier League football stars were attacked
Police sources told MailOnline that Dane, 26, who manages the Manchester United forward, was robbed of a watch and Tyler Arnold-Alexander’s wallet and Range Rover was taken after the thugs demanded the keys.
A third unnamed friend of the pair was also attacked and injured after being robbed, a police source said.
A white BMW 3 series was also used by the raiders.
Police have been told the brutal gang brandished a shotgun, machete and baseball bat and attacked them shortly after they had stopped at the restaurant.
The trio were on their way to the south coast to see Liverpool’s evening match with Brighton when they decided to stop at the Little Rock restaurant in Princess Road, Manchester.
Officers are investigating the possibility that the gang may have followed the luxury cars through Moss Side and pounced when the three unsuspecting victims stopped at the restaurant.
The robbers burst into the restaurant at around 10.30am on Saturday and made off with the two cars and stolen wallets, watches and other items.
The Range Rover was later found by police at Bowland Drive in Fallowfield.
Dane’s girlfriend is Instagram model Lauryn Goodman (pictured) who travelled with him around Russia last summer to see Marcus represent England
Marcus Rashford (pictured right) with brother Dane, who was eating breakfast with friend Tyler Alexander-Arnold in Manchester
A source said: ‘Thankfully they are all going to be OK. They were terrified as the men had a gun. It was a shocking incident.
‘They had only stopped at the last minute for some food. You would expect something like this to happen in the dead of night and not at such an early time of the day.’
Dane Rashford manages Manchester United’s 21-year-old star striker Marcus Rashford along with a third brother Dwane.
Dane’s girlfriend is Instagram model Lauryn Goodman who travelled with him around Russia last summer to see Marcus represent England.
Lauren, 27, who’s sister Chloe is a star of TV show Ex on the Beach, posted a cryptic message to her 55,000 followers on Instagram last night which said: ‘Today was a reality check, the world can be so cruel’ along with a heart and tearful emoji.
The message added: ‘Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious.’
Tyler Alexander-Arnold manages the business interests of Trent, the England World Cup star who plays for Liverpool.
Both players were informed of the robbery and as to why their brothers were not at last night’s match and are missing Manchester United’s match with Tottenham at Wembley this afternoon.
The trio were on their way to the south coast to see Liverpool’s match with Brighton when they decided to stop at the Little Rock restaurant in Princess Road, Manchester (pictured tonight)
Moss side has one of the biggest crime figures for Greater Manchester with latest statistics showing that more than a quarter of crimes committed were of a violent to sexual nature.
Police arrested six people for questioning in connection with the robbery of the football agents.
They were aged 18, 19, 23 and 58.
Two 17-year-olds were also held on suspicion of robbery.
Superintendent Mark Dexter of Greater Manchester police said: ‘Thankfully no one was seriously injured but the victims have been left understandably shaken following this incident.
‘It is thanks to the swift action of our officers that we now have six men in custody but this investigation is still very much ongoing and officers will be in the area today continuing with inquiries.
‘We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or anyone with dashcam footage of the BMW or Range Rover around the time of the incident.’
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