Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga was subjected to alleged racist abuse by an opponent while playing for Sweden’s U-21 team on Tuesday, the Swedish Football Association has said.
Elanga was part of Sweden’s side that drew 1-1 with Italy in a European Championship qualifier for 21 years.
A statement on the Swedish FA’s official website stated: “In connection with the U21 national team’s European Championship qualifier against Italy in Monza on Tuesday, Anthony Elanga has stated after the match that he has been subjected to a racist comment from an opponent in the Italian U21 national team. ”
Sweden’s U21 manager, Claes Eriksson, said: “We have told about our version of what happened and have sent an oral report to both the referees and the match delegates.
“We are now waiting for feedback through the match report and the referee report. Once they have arrived, we decide how to proceed. Security chief Martin Fredman is also informed of what has happened.
“No one should have to be exposed to racism, it is completely unacceptable. We are all behind and support Anthony in this. ”
Elanga, 19, has made three senior appearances for United, with the second of those watching him score in a 2-1 win over Wolves on the final day of last season.