Manchester United teen Anthony Elanga was subjected to alleged racist abuse by an opposing participant whereas in motion for Sweden’s Underneath-21 aspect towards Italy on Tuesday.
Sweden had been taking part in in an Underneath-21 European Championship qualifier in Monza. The match ended 1-1 and Elanga performed the complete 90 minutes. Nevertheless, one of many Italian gamers allegedly made a racist remark in direction of the winger throughout the contest, prompting a proper grievance to the match officers and delegates.
A statement from the Sweden coach Claes Eriksson defined: “We have now instructed our model of what occurred and have submitted an oral report back to each the referees and the match delegates. We at the moment are ready for suggestions by means of the match report and the referee report.
“As soon as they’ve arrived, we determine how you can proceed. Security supervisor Martin Fredman can also be knowledgeable of what has occurred. Nobody ought to must be uncovered to racism, it’s fully unacceptable. All of us stand behind and help Anthony on this.”
19-year-old Elanga has been on the fringes of the United first workforce because the begin of final season when he was given an opportunity in a pre-season pleasant towards Aston Villa.
He was referred to as into the matchday squad a handful of instances, earlier than making a aggressive debut towards Leicester in Could as a shock starter. His first purpose later got here on the ultimate day of the season in an away win over Wolves, earlier than taking an energetic position in pre-season.
Elanga has twice been within the matchday squad for Champions League clashes towards Younger Boys and Villarreal up to now this season, however his solely first-team motion up to now has been instead within the Carabao Cup. He has, nonetheless, been in nice type at Underneath-23 degree.