Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashfod bags yet another award months after he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester becoming the youngest recipient of the award.
Marcus Rashford won the award after he singlehandedly teamed up with the poverty and food waste charity FareShare. The initiative saw over £20 million raised to provide food for school children who depend on free lunch meals in the UK.
Rashford will follow legendary Manchester United iconic figures such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton, who have previously received the award – the highest honour the university can offer.
The Man Utd star has had a memorable season 2019/20 on and off the pitch scoring both for Manchester United, England national team and the UK children.
It can be remembered that he scored 17 premier league goals and 22 in all competition in the just concluded 2019/20 season- his highest tally so far.
He has added another accolade to his name according to Manchester United official Facebook page.
“Game-changing on the pitch, life-changing off it. The winner of this year’s PFA Merit Award is our very own Marcus Rashford,” the post read.
The former Manchester United academy graduate seeks to further feed more children after he formed a taskforce with some of the UK’s biggest food brands to try to help reduce child food poverty in his country.
We wish to congratulate Marcus Rashford for the much deserved award.