Mino Raiola has revealed that Romelu Lukaku has again insisted that Manchester United fans stop singing their chant for the Belgium international.
The chant – clearly based on stereotypes about the size of the genitals of black men – has been sung by United fans in recent weeks, after their £75m signing started the season with a raft of goals.
Both club and player urged fans to refrain from chanting the song, but it could be heard in Southampton after he scored in the 20th minute, as were chants of “we’ll sing what we want”.
Speaking to the Times newspaper, Raiola said: “He would like this song to stop. They are talking more about the song than about his football. That’s his and my quote.”
Following the Red Devils’ 1-0 victory over Southampton, the club have asked for CCTV footage from St Mary’s in an attempt to identify the fans who sung the controversial chant.
A United spokesperson said: “Manchester United has a zero tolerance stance on offensive chanting and behaviour.
“The club and player have been clear in asking for an end to the chant.
“The club has worked with relevant bodies and supporters groups in trying to eradicate any offensive behaviour and will take further action against individuals if this continues.
“The club is in discussion with the police and has asked for CCTV footage from Southampton and will try to identify those who disrespected the player’s wishes not to sing the song.”