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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford suffered racist abuse after missing a penalty in his side’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace.

Less than a week after teammate Paul Pogba was similarly abused after failing from the spot against Wolves, a number of Twitter users called Rashford a “n*****” as the game went on at Old Trafford.

One of them, @lunaticgenius10, who appeared to be a Manchester United supporter, referred to him as a “F****** monkey”.

Rashford's penalty hit a post with Manchester United trailing 1-0
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Rashford’s penalty hit a post with Manchester United trailing 1-0

Racist photos that attempted to mock him were also posted on Twitter, The Guardian said.

The England international had led condemnation of the racial abuse aimed at Pogba on Monday.

Rashford’s penalty miss came as United trailed the south London side 1-0 in the second half and, though they eventually equalised, Palace won thanks to an added time goal.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was “lost for words” over the racist abuse, while Kick It Out called it “vile”.

In a tweet linked to one sent after the abuse of Pogba and Reading’s Yakou Meite, the equality campaign group said: “The vile racist abuse on social media continued today.

Rashford appeared dejected after the final whistle
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Rashford appeared dejected after the final whistle

“This problem will not go away and needs decisive action – that’s what we’ll be making clear to @Twitter when we meet. #KickItOut.”

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