Manchester United have expressed “disgust” at the racial abuse received by Paul Pogba after the French midfielder failed to convert a penalty against Wolves following which the match ended in a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.
United took to Twitter to write: ” Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination. #allredallequal.(sic)”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Pogba’s teammate Harry Maguire wrote: Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it… Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people.”
Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it… Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people. @Twitter @instagram https://t.co/bzow073aTw
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 20, 2019
Talking about the penalty kick that drew Pogba the criticism, with both the sides having scored one goal each till the second-half, the Frenchman was fouled by Conor Coady and got up to take the spot-kick, despite failing with three penalties last season and Marcus Rashford scoring from one against Chelsea on the opening weekend.
Pogba executed a powerful shot but was pushed away by Rui Patricio, who saved low to his right.
The problem for Paul Pogba was not in taking the second-half penalty with which Manchester United should have won the match. It was insisting on taking it. And with the miss, United dropped two precious points and re-opened the debate over the lack of leadership in their side and Pogba’s role in it.