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Ignorant racist insults can only make me stronger, says Paul Pogba

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Both the France international and Marcus Rashford have been targeted by racial slurs on social media in the past week

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba has hit back after receiving waves of sickening racist abuse on Twitter, affirming that such vitriol only made him a stronger person.

The midfielder found himself the subject of abuse on Monday after missing a penalty in United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Twitter responded by promising to meet with club representatives and crack down on hateful messages on the social media platform, while Pogba also attracted support from across the world of football following the abuse. 

But the situation was repeated on Saturday, this time with Marcus Rashford in the eye of the storm after erring from the spot as United went down 2-1 to Crystal Palace.

Pogba has now come out to confront his abusers, slamming their “ignorance” and promising that they would not get the better of him.

“My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation.”