Manchester United enthusiasts have brought about a stir with their Romelu Lukaku chant which has been deemed “racist” through anti-discriminatory frame Kick It Out.
The membership have since acted and warned supporters forward in their Carabao Cup conflict with Burton Albion in midweek that motion can be taken towards any offensive behaviour.
Lukaku himself has known as on enthusiasts to drop the chant and insisted he had all the time felt welcomed at Old Trafford and requested for “respect for eachother”.
And Jose Mourinho has reiterated the striker’s claims and batted away questions in regards to the tune at his pre-match press convention for Southampton.
“Don’t ask me that question,” he mentioned.
“I ask the fans to support the club and the players.”
Lukaku has abruptly turn out to be a fan-favourite at Manchester United following his transfer from Everton this summer season.
His six objectives in as many video games resulted in the chant, sung to the music of the Stone Roses’ monitor Made of Stone, to be created.
And the Belgium striker admitted he knew no offence was once supposed through the supporters.
“Great backing since I joined Manchester United,” he tweeted.
“Fans have supposed smartly with their songs however let’s transfer on in combination. #RespectEachOther.”
United tackle Southampton day after today afternoon at St Mary’s (3pm) and in spite of Saints’ tough begin to the season, Mourinho is anticipating a tricky check.
“Southampton is the kind of club that are very stable in the way they play and in the way they see football, the qualities of their players,” he mentioned.
“I feel it’s a just right staff to be a supervisor of.
“Honestly, I feel it’s an excellent membership to be supervisor of.
“And I see the event day after today as an overly tricky event.”