Manchester United have condemned racial abuse which was aimed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media after his missed penalty in the 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday night.
Pogba saw his 68th-minute spot-kick saved by Rui Patricio as United dropped points in the Premier League.
Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it.
Pogba became the third footballer in England to suffer such abuse in the space of a week following a missed spot-kick, with racist abuse also directed at Reading's Yakou Meite and Chelsea's Tammy Abraham in recent days.
Other fans were quick to condemn some of the posts seen on Monday night, many of which were subsequently deleted, though a number of highly-offensive posts about Pogba remained on Twitter and were easily found. Twitter has been asked for comment.
United's statement continued:
The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also.
Pogba's miss came after an apparent debate with Marcus Rashford over who should step up to take the penalty, and the England striker was quick to condemn the abuse which came his team-mate's way.
"Manchester United is a family," Rashford wrote on Twitter:
United's England defender Harry Maguire reacted by posting on Twitter:
Anti-discrimination campaign group Kick It Out echoed that view in its own statement:
The latest round of fixtures have again seen unwarranted and vile racist abuse sent to players. This time, Reading's Yakou Meite and Manchester United's Paul Pogba," it said. The number of posts such as these since the start of the season further highlights how discriminatory abuse online is out of control.