MANCHESTER UNITED duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were targeted with sick racist abuse following their side’s defeat to Sheffield United.
The players were attacked on their social media accounts with a number of users posting racist comments and symbols.
Anthony Martial was the victim of sick racist abuse after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield UnitedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Martial, 25, played the full game as United slipped to a shock 2-1 home loss to the side at the bottom of the Premier League.
Tuanzebe, 23, started his first game this season, and was substituted in the 82nd minute.
He was also racially abused on Twitter.
SunSport have contacted Manchester United and Kick It Out for comment.
The Red Devils tweeted out a banner against racism following the disgusting incident.
It was captioned: “We are #UnitedAgainstRacism. Then, now and always.”
The vile abuse has been slammed by many United fans on Twitter.
Aidan Walsh posted: “I honestly can’t believe people are racially abusing Axel Tuanzebe because of a bad game of football.
Axel Tuanzebe was targetted by racists on TwitterCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“People are sick in the head, there’s no room for you in this sport or let alone in the world.”
And another furious supporter wrote: “People who posted racist comments on Tuanzebe and Martial are vile, disgusting human beings who should be locked up.
“You are not fans of this great club and I hope you guys rot in hell.”
Rock-bottom Blades claimed just their second Premier League win of the campaign – and their first at Old Trafford for 48 years – thanks to goals from Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke.
The match-winning strike took an unlucky deflection off Tuanzebe before nestling in the back of the net.
“We didn’t have the right ideas or solutions, and the second goal we conceded was so poor and so sloppy. There were three or four decisions that were completely out of character.
“The boys have been terrific the last few months but when you don’t hit those levels you don’t get results.”
Skipper Maguire – who equalised for United in the second half before Burke’s late winner – added: “It wasn’t good enough and we didn’t play to a level we expect from ourselves.
“We gave them two goals, now it’s time to stand up and be counted because it’s easy when you are winning football matches.
“When you lose it is about how quickly you bounce back.”