Manchester United send words of support to Marcus Rashford amid ongoing racial abuse

Manchester United send words of support to Marcus Rashford amid ongoing racial abuse

Manchester United have sent words of support to Marcus Rashford after the forward missed from the penalty spot against Italy.

England were on the verge of bringing the European Championship home but eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Italy on penalty shoot-out.

Gareth Southgate preferred the likes of Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka ahead of the Man United forward but was left with little or no choice to show little faith in him by bringing Rashford into the game, two minutes to the end of the extra 30 minutes.

The tie ended 1-1 after regular time, thanks to goalscorers Luke Shaw and Leonard Bonucci, and was forced to head into extra 30 minutes.

Upon that, both countries couldn’t get the match-winning goal, though Italy were the better side and were unlucky in their search of the second goal.

Upon coming in, Rashford was selected among England’s five penalty takers but surprisingly missed from the spot.

Marcus Rashford missed his penalty kick during England's Euro final against Italy
Marcus Rashford missed his penalty kick during England’s Euro final against Italy

The likes of Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka would follow suite as Italy would win the shoot-out 3-2.

Upon missing from the spot, the Manchester United forward has been subjected to racial abuse on social media.

Sancho and Saka have also been targeted and Manchester United reminded Rashford that missing a penalty kick cannot define him as a player or person.

“One kick won’t define you as a player or person, Marcus Rashford,”Manchester United tweeted. “Remember that.

“❤️ We look forward to welcoming you home.”

Manchester United show support to Marcus Rashford amid ongoing racial abuse
Manchester United show support to Marcus Rashford amid ongoing racial abuse

Rashford played as a substitute for the majority of the competition, despite being a regular starter at Man United last season.

United will start off their pre-season later this month.