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Man Utd vows to take action after Pogba targeted by racist abuse on social media

Pogba was targeted after his second half penalty kick was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio during the Premier League game.He is the third player, after Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Reading's Yakou Meite, to be racially abused on social media in the past week after failing to score from the penalty spot.In a statement, United said that those responsible for the abuse "do not represent the values of our great club.""Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at Paul Pogba last night and we utterly condemn it," the club said in a statement."The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also. "Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative. "We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us. We also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases."Paul Pogba (C) attempts to control the ball during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United.READ: Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answersREAD: Europe's next generation of football stars shine across the continentPogba's United teammate Harry Maguire posted a tweet calling the abuse "disgusting."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."United striker Marcus Rashford tweeted: "Enough now, this needs to stop @Twitter. Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all… @ManUtd.Yakou Meite of Reading takes a penalty but fails to score during the game between Reading and Cardiff City on August 18.READ: Mo Salah is 'happy' at Liverpool; less so with the Egyptian FARead More – Source