Club Reported Cleaner To Police
Jessica Tinsley, 24, was dismissed by the Warrington-based Clean And Sparkle firm after she took photographs of some of the properties being used by United players.
Tinsley was reported to the police by United after fears that the photos could end up in the hands of professional burglars. A number of Premier League stars living in the north-west of England have had their properties broken into in the past.
However, Jessica claims she took the pictures – including one of Marcos Rojo’s £200,000 wage slip – simply to show to family and friends.
“I’m gutted I’ve been sacked – all because I took a few photos,” she told the Daily Mirror.
Among other properties she took photographs of were those being rented by Angel Di Maria and Javier Hernandez.
“I did it out of sheer nosiness – their houses were incredible – and I just had to take a photo of the wage slip because I couldn’t believe how much he was paid.
“I was gob-smacked when two officers came to my door. They took my phone and deleted all the photos,” she added.
“They said they thought I would sell the photos to burglars – but I would have never done that, it’s not in my character at all.
“I just showed my family – my little brother is a massive Manchester United fan.
“I would clean each house a couple of times a week – I would mop and Hoover the floors, dust, and on some occasions I did the ironing.
“I was so nervous ironing Angel’s designer gear – I would turn his Dolce and Gabanna T-shirts inside out to iron them as I was terrified I’d burn them.
“There was always loads of Adidas gear for his child too.
“He was there once and said ‘Hi’ to me – he seemed friendly enough.
“His house was massive – the biggest – but there were only three of the rooms in the house being used.
“I only went to Rojo’s twice because they were going to get in a Spanish-speaking nanny who would also do the cleaning – but I felt like his girlfriend didn’t want anyone English because she couldn’t understand.
“His house was a mess when I first went – there was Plasticine stuck to the carpet in the playroom and the kitchen was really dusty.
“They had a new Beagle puppy, so there were bright white gorgeous carpets upstairs with yellow stains all over it.
“I went to Hernandez’s and his sister was living there. It was a grand art-deco building with a swimming pool and spiral staircase.
“Most of the homes were immaculate anyway, so I don’t know why they bothered hiring a cleaner.”
A spokesman for United confirmed they had reported the matter to the police.
However, Greater Manchester Police said: “Police in Trafford received an e-mail from Manchester United football club that gave concern for possible breaches of safety and security of Manchester United staff.
“As a result of this contact, officers from GMP spoke to a woman from the Warrington area.
“No offences were disclosed and there were no concerns about the safety and security of Manchester United staff.”
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