VANDALS have sprayed the phrase “Pogba Out” on a new sign outside Manchester United’s training ground – just days after the midfielder suffered racist abuse on social media.
The warning sign asking fans to not stop players for autographs was only erected two weeks ago – but has already been scrawled across in vivid red paint.
With more and more supporters flocking to Carrington to meet their heroes, United officials were forced to place a sign outside in a bid to keep them at bay.
The black and white sign reads: “Players are not permitted to stop and sign autographs due to danger on the road. No congregating.”
But this morning the words “POGBA OUT” had been crudely scrawled across it.
It’s just the latest round of abuse for Pogba, 26, who was disgracefully subjected to racist taunts after his recent penalty miss against Wolves.
The French star suffered sick abuse and even death threats after his miss from 12 yards last Monday saw United only draw 1-1 with Wolves.
United say they are working hard to identify who was behind the latest incident of vile abuse online – while Pogba‘s team-mates flocked to his support.
Harry Maguire took to Twitter to say: “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”
And Marcus Rashford added: “Enough now, this needs to stop @Twitter.
“Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him, you attack us all @manutd.”
Pogba himself later released a statement on Twitter, which read: “My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football.
“Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation.”
Fans have been divided over Pogba since he returned to Old Trafford from Juventus for an £89million fee in 2016.
And he pushed the United faithful further away this summer when he revealed he wanted a “new challenge” while on promotional duties in Asia.
Real Madrid had been tipped to make a mega-money move for the midfielder, but the trail has gone cold with just a few days left of the European transfer window.
Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel recently urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sell any dead wood this summer following Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
The great Dane tweeted: “There is hope, international transfer window is open for sales until September 2nd.”