LONDON – Manchester United have condemned racist abuse of their defender Ashley Young on social media in the aftermath of their Champions League elimination at Barcelona.
Young was targeted on Twitter following United’s 3-0 quarter-final second-leg defeat on Tuesday.
The foul abuse of Young brought swift condemnation from United, who said in a statement: “Manchester United utterly condemns racist social media comments posted around yesterday’s Champions League fixture.
“We are working to identify individuals involved, and we will take the strongest possible action we can against them.
“There is no place for racism within our game, or in society as a whole, and we are committed to working to make football free from all forms of discrimination.”