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Anthony Elanga received vile racist abuse after missing a penalty in Manchester United's crushing FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday.
People on social media targeted the youngster with sick taunts following the teenager's crucial miss in his side's penalty shootout at Old Trafford.
He blazed his spot-kick over the bar after 15 consecutive penalties hit the back of the net.
Shortly after Boro knocked out Man United out of the competition, Elanga was subjected to shocking racist abuse online
Immediately after the Swedish starlet fluffed his lines from the spot, his teammates consoled him including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Marcus Rashford and David De Gea also shared their love for the exciting attacker, tweeting messages of support.
Cristiano Ronaldo comforting Anthony Elanga after his penalty miss.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 4, 2022
Just what the young lad needs ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FZUNtmdxBU
Anthony Elanga. Get that head of yours up immediately ♥️— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) February 5, 2022
ANTHONY ELANGA ❤️— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) February 4, 2022
Instagram are said to be investigating the racist abuse directed at Elanga and have already removed several posts online.
The 19-year-old was left 'shattered and absolutely disappointed' following his penalty miss, according to Ralf Rangnick.
He said: "Anthony Elanga, anyone can imagine how he us, he is shattered and absolutely disappointed.
"It was the eighth penalty which had all converted.
"We will try to encourage him again, be there for him and it can happen to more experienced players.
"We could not have had more players to take it, there was Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and the goalkeeper."
Elanga has played nine games in all competitions this campaign after bursting onto the scene last season.
He has one goal to his name having scored in his team's 3-1 victory over Brentford last month.