Paul Pogba has taken to Twitter to address the racist abuse he has received early in the 2019-20 Premier League season.
The France international said the abuse is making him stronger and is born from ignorance:
Pogba became a target of abuse after missing a penalty in a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Week 2 of the season.
More abuse was aimed at team-mate Marcus Rashford after he missed a penalty during Saturday's loss against Crystal Palace:
The topic of online racist abuse of players has dominated headlines early in the season. Per Sky's Joe Shread, Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham was targeted after missing a penalty in the shootout of the UEFA Super Cup loss against Liverpool. Reading's Yakou Meite has also been singled out.
Pogba has started all three of United's Premier League outings so far, recording two assists in the 4-0 win over Chelsea. Earlier, the former Juventus star made it clear he wanted to leave the club in the summer.
On Saturday, he made a costly mistake in the 2-1 loss to Palace, losing the ball in a dangerous area. Goalkeeper David De Gea was more at fault, however, according to sports writer Samuel Luckhurst:
United will visit Southampton on Saturday in their final match before the international break.