Anthony Martial has reached out to Manchester United asking for help with security at his house after racist trolls targeted him and his wife online.
The 25-year-old was subjected to sickening abuse following the Red Devils’ home defeat at the hands of Sheffield United last week.
Martial’s wife, Melanie, subsequently took to Instagram to reveal that she had been subjected to further abuse which included death threats to both herself and her husband.
Sources have disclosed that the concerned and angered couple, who have a child, approached the club following the vile messages last week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have declined to comment, but are understood to have been happy to assist.
Greater Manchester Police put out their own statement, saying they were aware of the ‘deeply upsetting’ and ‘hateful’ messages and would be ‘investigating thoroughly’.
The Old Trafford club, who will cooperate fully with the police, have already condemned those involved.
They have called on social media platforms to create verifiable and identifiable accounts to ensure perpetrators can be held to account in an unregulated environment.