Marcus Rashford admits to season struggles at Manchester United.
The 23-year old forward bagged 21 goals in all competitions this season.
Following United’s recent loss to the Europa League final, Rashford has received sickening racial abuse on social media.
“I love this club,” he stated. “I love my city. This club has been home from the age of seven.
“I’d be the first to say I’ve struggled this season. It’s not about commitment, dedication or ability. The reality is I’ve had physical obstacles I’ve had to overcome and I’m still managing.
“That being said, there are no excuses for last night, we simply weren’t good enough. I’m really sorry that we couldn’t bring the silverware home.
“But, black or white, football is football. We all wear the same shirt. We all kick the same ball. I’ve been playing this game from the day I could walk. I’m built for criticism of my performance but I can’t accept the ape, monkey, baboon, banana, jungle talk. As a United fan myself, it’s really difficult stuff to read.
“And I can only think about how this would have made me feel as a seven-year-old reading it. How would I ever have any faith in humanity?
“To all of those that have been encouraging, to the staff at the FA and United who have reached out, for these kind words and those I’ve read on here, thank you. Your support is never taken for granted.
“I’m 23. I still have a lot to learn and this disappointment will only add to my experience and growth.”