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Anthony Elanga: Manchester United striker alleges he was racially abused in Sweden’s Under-21 game in Italy

Anthony Elanga, the young Manchester United, claimed he was the target of a racist comment from an opponent while on an international mission.

The incident reportedly took place at U-Power stadium in Monza on Tuesday night as the Swedish Under-21 team drew 1-1 with Italy in a European Championship qualifier .

Sweden have verbally submitted a report to the referees and match delegates and will now await comments before deciding how to proceed.

A statement published on the official website of the Swedish federation said: “As part of the European Under-21 team’s European Championship qualifying match against Italy at Monza on Tuesday, Anthony Elanga said. after the game he had been the subject of racist comment by an opponent in the Italian national under-21 team.

Sweden U21 boss Claes Eriksson said: “We gave our version of what happened and submitted an oral report to the referees and match delegates.

“We are now awaiting feedback via the match report and the referee’s report. Once we arrive we decide what to do next. Security officer Martin Fredman is also briefed on what happened. .

“No one should have to be exposed to racism, this is totally unacceptable. We all support and support Anthony in this area.

Elanga – who has been with the club since the age of 12 – won the Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year award for Manchester United last year and signed a new long-term contract in March.

He made his senior competitive debut for United against Leicester in May and then started again and scored on the last day of the season at Wolves.

Elanga also came off the bench at Old Trafford in United’s loss to West Ham in the Carabao Cup third round last month.