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Fred Racially Abused After Man Utd FA Cup Defeat

Manchester United midfielder Fred has been racially abused after the 3-1 loss to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.

Fred was abused in comments in instagram following his clumsy move which caused the first goal for Leicester.

His backpass sold goalkeeper Dean Henderson short as United tried to play their way out of defence, with Kelechi Iheanacho taking full advantage to open the scoring after 24 minutes.

According to Sky Sports, the abuse is just the latest in a series of abuse directed at Manchester United players in recent weeks after Anthony Martial was racially abused on social media following the 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on February 14.

Martial played 66 minutes before being replaced by Mason Greenwood as United came back to level against West Brom after going behind inside two minutes.

After the game, Martial was subjected to abuse on his Instagram account, with a number of users posting racist messages and symbols on his photos, and using the N-word.

It comes after Martial, along with team-mate Axel Tuanzebe, was abused after the team’s loss to Sheffield United on January 27, while Marcus Rashford also posted a statement about comments directed at him in late January.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports News have contacted both Instagram and Manchester United for a response, with the latter saying they are aware of the abuse.

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