Manchester United say they are “working to identify” those responsible for the racist abuse directed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media.
Pogba, 26, had a penalty saved during the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday.
He is the third player in a week – after Yakou Meite of Reading and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham – to have racist abuse directed at him on social media following a penalty miss.
United said they are “disgusted” by the abuse and “utterly condemn” it.
“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,” read a United statement.
“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.”