Manchester United condemn online racist abuse directed at Ashley Young

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• Young the latest player to be targeted on social media
• ‘We are working to identify the individuals involved’ say United

Manchester United are working towards identifying the people who racially abused Ashley Young on Twitter following Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Barcelona.

The 33-year-old defender was targeted in the wake on Tuesday night’s 3-0 second leg defeat in Spain, which saw United exit the competition 4-0 on aggregate. He is the latest in a series of players to receive abuse on social media platforms. Tranmere Rovers called in police at the weekend after MK Dons striker Chuks Aneke was targeted in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 League Two defeat at Prenton Park.

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