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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has revealed that he received at least 70 disgusting racial slurs after his side’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal last night.
The Red Devils were denied a first trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in devastating fashion after the match finished 1-1 and went to a shootout.
Every player from both sides scored from the spot until United goalkeeper David de Gea stepped up and saw his effort saved.
Rashford then took to social media to detail the shocking messages he has received.
“At least 70 racial slurs on my social accounts counted so far,” the 23-year-old wrote. “For those working to make me feel any worse than I already do, good luck trying.
“I’m more outraged that one of the abusers that left a mountain of monkey emojis in my DM is a maths teacher with an open profile.
“He teaches children!! And knows that he can freely racially abuse without consequence…”
After the game he also told BT Sport: “The feeling inside is difficult to explain. We came here to win. We’ve been working so hard all season and this was the opportunity to win a trophy and it didn’t happen for whatever reason.
“We have to get rid of the disappointment and look back at the game and see what we did wrong. The team will not give up – no chance. The manager won’t allow us to give up. We will come next season with bigger desire.
“People say a lot about Man United going downhill, blah, blah, blah, blah but for me, the club, desire, hunger, talent, ability, the squad, we have everything to compete at the highest level. We just have to show it to the world and ourselves, show why we belong in the top places and why we need to win finals like this.
“Second doesn’t count for nothing. Manchester City win the league, we finished second. Doesn’t mean nothing. Villarreal won the Europa League, we finished second. For us it’s nothing. I don’t want to here ‘they were so close’ because it means nothing. One winner, one loser. Today we lost. We have to find out why and make sure next time we don’t lose.”
“The club, the desire, the hunger, the talent, the ability, the squad. We have everything to compete at the highest level.”
That one hurt Marcus Rashford.
A passionate post-match interview where he holds nothing back…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2021
Source- Daily and Sunday Express