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Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Allegations of racist abuse as objects thrown at Fred

Fred was about to take a Manchester United corner when the incident happened

Manchester City have pledged to issue a lifetime ban to “anyone found guilty of racist abuse” after Manchester United players said they were targeted during Saturday’s derby at Etihad Stadium.

City said they were “aware of a video circulating on social media” which seems to show a supporter making monkey gestures towards United players.

The incident happened when Fred went to take a corner in the second half.

The midfielder said it was a shame that such incidents still happen in 2019.

“We are still in a backward society,” Fred told ESPN Brazil