Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United boss has praised Paul Pogba’s “strong character” after he was subjected to shocking racist abuse.
According to a report by Sport NewsPogba, the France World Cup winner was racially abused on social media after missing a penalty in the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with Wolves.
His Man United team-mates including Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford called on Twitter to bring in stronger measures to police social media in the wake of the abuse.
However, representatives from Twitter are now set to meet with Man United officials to discuss the situation.
According to Solskjaer while discussing Pogba in his press conference on Friday, he said: “Paul’s fine.
“Paul’s a strong character and it makes him stronger. I just cannot believe we still sit here in 2019 talking about these instances. Social media is a place where, as Harry said, people can hide behind fake identities
“I don’t think it’s down to me to change it but we’ve got to do something about it and the authorities have got to do something about these ones that spread this hate.
“You just feel sorry for them really. They must have problems themselves when they have to do this.”
Solskjaer added: “We need to protect individuals because these are serious incidents. What can we do about it? I’m not going to ban them from social media.
“We have to spread good words. But we have to stop the other things. It’s natural for them (his players) to rally round Paul. We are human beings who look after each other.”