Fans attack 2 Man United stars after surprise defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford

Fans attack 2 Man United stars after surprise defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford

- Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were subjected to racial abuse by Man United fans

- The Red Devils lost to bottom-placed Sheffield United by 2-1 at Old Trafford

- United have dropped from top spot following the loss to Chris Wilder's Blades

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Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe have been targeted with racist abuse following Man United's defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford, The Sun.

Martial and Tuanzebe were attacked on their respective social media account with several racist comments and symbols used by fans.

Fans attack 2 Man United stars after surprise defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford
Fans attack Martial and Tuanzebe after surprise defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford. Photo by Ash Donelon
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The French striker played the entire duration of the match while Tuanzebe deflected home the Blades match-winner by Oliver Burke and was substituted in the 82nd minute.

The racist abuses have been condemned by many Red Devils faithful fans on Twitter.

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Aidan Walsh posted:

"I honestly can't believe people are racially abusing Axel Tuanzebe because of a bad game of football.
"People are sick in the head, there's no room for you in this sport or let alone in the world."

And another furious supporter wrote:

"People who posted racist comments on Tuanzebe and Martial are vile, disgusting human beings who should be locked up.
"You are not fans of this great club and I hope you guys rot in hell."

Chris Wilder's men their second Premier League win of the season after 19 matches and their first win over United in 48 years.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United lost to Sheffield United by 2-1 in a Premier League match played at Old Trafford.

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Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke got the goals in each half for Sheffield while Harry Maguire scored United'sonly goal.

The Blades got their noses in front as Bryan was awarded the goal from a John fleck's corner kick which seemed to have gone off the head of Axel Tuanzebe. 1-0 it was after 25 minutes.

Legit.ng also reported that Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has blamed Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford for their disappointing defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

A goal each from Olivier Burke and Kean Bryan ensured Harry Maguire's 64th-minute goal ended up a mere consolation.

The defeat means the Red Devils remain second on the Premier League table with 40 points, one shy of Manchester City who have a match in hand.

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