Man Utd boss Solskjaer ‘lost for words’ as Rashford suffers sick racist abuse after penalty miss

By | 24th August 2019

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER was left ‘lost for words’ over the racist abuse directed at Marcus Rashford after his missed penalty kick in Manchester United’s defeat to Crystal Palace.

Roy Hodgson’s men secured a shock 2-1 victory at Old Tafford – their first in the Premier League – when Patrick van Aanholt burst forward deep in stoppage time and smashed his effort under David de Gea.

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Marcus Rashford reacts after missing his penalty for Manchester United against Crystal Palace[/caption]

Rashford, 21, however, spurned the chance to equalise earlier in the second half when he hit the post with his spot kick.

But Solskjaer was left gobsmacked by the abuse that the England international suffered at the hands of Twitter trolls.

He said: “It needs to stop. I am lost for words.

“We keep having all these campaigns and people keeping hiding behind fake identities.”

It was the second penalty in the space of six days that was missed by the Red Devils after Paul Pogba fluffed his lines in the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Monday.

Providing his thoughts on the significance of the miss, Solskjaer added: “Two games, two missed penalties. It’s part and parcel of it.

“Sometimes it happens. I have missed a few myself. If we score them it’s a different story.

“If we keep putting ourselves in those positions we will get more penalties and we will score.

“It is just one of those things. We trust them to score again.”

United are now fifth in the table after their first defeat of the campaign.


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