Manchester United centre back Axel Tuanzebe has reportedly deleted his Twitter account after receiving racist abuse, following the sides loss to Sheffield United.
It wasn't the best performance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on Wednesday night, as they lost to 2-1 to the side bottom of the Premier League.
They dominated possession but two poor pieces of defending and an inability to break down the visitors, beyond Harry Maguire's header, meant it was a rough night for them.
Tuanzebe played alongside Maguire, due to an injury to Eric Bailly, in his first league start of the season, but couldn't replicate the heroics of Paris earlier this season, not that any of his more senior teammates were any help.
After the match the 23-year-old was subject to vile racist abuse on social media. Some reports suggested he deleted his Twitter account and he also received the abuse on Instagram.
Woke up this morning and read that Axel Tuanzebe has deleted his twitter account due to racial abuse. A) call yourself a #mufc fan- Ryan Brook (@brook_ryan) January 28, 2021
B) call yourself a fucking human
Absolutely disgusting how some people function. Shame @Twitter don't do anything about #racism EVER
Axel Tuanzebe had to delete his Twitter account and post on Instagram because of racist comments. Welcome to the 21st century. I'm absolutely lost for words how embarrassing this is.- Theo (@Theo180) January 27, 2021
After last night's game, Tuanzebe and Martial have been subjects of racial abuse. Criticism is okay but racism is never okay. We are all disappointed but that's the nature of the game. Equal game- Explaining FT (@ExplainngFT) January 28, 2021
The racism targeted towards Tuanzebe is vile. These people should be handed lifetime bans and not allowed near a social media page again.- Hassan (@hassan_j92) January 27, 2021
Look at the abuse Tuanzebe is getting on his Instagram page after tonight's result, Racism in football has got to stop man it's disgraceful pic.twitter.com/TqmnIjbhSY- :tm: (@UnitedRare) January 28, 2021
If you have a moment please go post something nice on Axel Tuanzebe instagram page.- THFCEM (@mosely_ethan) January 28, 2021
I'm sick of seeing all this racial abuse on players. They are humans too and people make mistakes and he's so young!
It's time we start taking a bigger stand against racism!#NoToRacism
I don't have Instagram. Just seen some screenshots from Tuanzebe's account. I am utterly ashamed and disgusted. Racism, homophobia, xenophobia. I won't tolerate any of it. There HAS to be more accountability on social media platforms. They NEED to do more.- Lauren :dancer: (@laurenquig90) January 28, 2021
The home side, who were looking to get back to the top of the league table, were poor from the start but they were somewhat unfortunate to go behind from a corner.
David de Gea didn't do well enough to come for the ball but it did look like Billy Sharp's nudge was enough to further impede him.
Solskjaer's side then had their own goal stopped for a push on Aaron Ramsdale but did equalise through Maguire's header in the second half.
Chris Wilder's team won all three points, for just the second time this season, through some farcical defending from the Old Trafford side, with Oliver Burke's eventual shot deflecting off Tuanzebe on the way to goal.
The result was the former league leaders first loss in 13 games in the league, with their previous loss coming against Arsenal.
They play the Gunners on Saturday hoping to get their season back to winning ways.
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