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Manchester United sack European scout for offensive comments on social media

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Manchester United have sacked one of their European scouts after he was found to have posted offensive messages on Facebook.

the club investigated after being alerted to the posts, which have since been removed, and have told Aakjaer his services are no longer required.

A brief statement from the club said: "The club received evidence from the Guardian and has ended our association with Mr Aakjaer."

"Manchester United is an inclusive organisation and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour."

Aakjaer had worked for the club since 2011, based in Denmark, and would travel to games across the continent to compile reports of specific players on behalf of the club.

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