Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford support Paul Pogba on Twitter after racist abuse

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Despite constant reports linking him with a move away from Manchester United all summer, it seems Paul Pogba will be remaining at the club.

The English transfer window has come and gone without Real Madrid - or any other club - managing to strike a deal for the Frenchman.

While European clubs can still purchase players up until September 2, it’s now high unlikely Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will entertain selling Pogba without the ability to replace him.

And Pogba seems to be knuckling down at Old Trafford.

He was brilliant against Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season as United triumphed 4-0.

However, on Monday night, he missed a second half penalty as United were held to a 1-1 against Wolves.

Pogba won the penalty and after a discussion with Marcus Rashford - who scored a spot-kick against Chelsea - stepped up to take it. But he saw it saved by Rui Patricio as he was denied the chance to put his side 2-1 up.

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What happened after the match was disgraceful, though.

Pogba was subject to racist abuse on social media following his penalty miss.

Man Utd released a statement saying they are "disgusted" by the abuse and "utterly condemn" it.

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Meanwhile, teammates Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford have come out in defence of Pogba.

Maguire wrote: “Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it... Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people. @Twitter @instagram.”

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And Rashford tweeted: “Enough now, this needs to stop @Twitter” before adding: “Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all... @ManUtd.”

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It’s the third example of racism on social media after Tammy Abraham was abused last week for missing a penalty in the Super Cup against Liverpool, while Reading’s Yakou Meite shared a message from an online troll after they beat Cardiff 3-0 on Sunday.

It’s prompted Kick It Out to release the following statement: “The latest round of fixtures have again seen unwarranted and vile racist abuse sent to players. This time, Reading’s Yakou Meite and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. The number of posts such as these since the start of the season further highlights how discriminatory abuse online is out of control.

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“Without immediate and the strongest possible action these cowardly acts will continue to grow. As always, we have contacted the respective clubs to offer support to those affected.”

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