Paul Pogba has said he will take up the fight against racist abuse following Saturday’s attack on Manchester United colleague, Marcus Rashford.
The French midfielder was racially profiled when he lost a penalty against Wolves in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Wolves.
Also, Rashford became another victim after hitting the post with a penalty in Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.
The 26-year-old said, “My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football,” Pogba wrote on his Instagram account on Sunday.
“Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation.”
Rashford had tweeted in support of Pogba after the Wolves games, saying: “Enough now, this needs to stop Twitter. Manchester United is a family. Paul Pogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also condemned both incidents involving his players.