Marcus Rashford

A Footballer for the People

 

 

 

Marcus Rashford is an English footballer, who plays for Manchester United as well as his country, England. He has played for Manchester United since he was just 7 years old and is very loyal to the club. He made his debut for Manchester United when he was just 18 years old, when he scored two goals. He also scored on his debut for England at the age of 18, which made him the youngest English player to score in his first senior international match.

The footballer made headlines during the pandemic for reasons that had nothing to do with football. He campaigned for school children continuing to receive free school meals when the schools in England closed due to the spread of COVID-19. Mr Rashford felt very passionate about this movement because he knew first-hand what it was like for families struggling. He is the youngest of 5 siblings and was raised by his single mother. In interviews, he admits that his family didn’t have much money growing up and that sometimes his mother would skip meals just so that her children could eat.

As well as child hunger, the Manchester United player is also a campaigner against racism and homelessness. His efforts for the very worthy causes gained recognition from all over the world. In 2020, he was appointed MBE by Prince William as well as having a mural made for him in Withington, Manchester. He is the epitome of a  warm-hearted celebrity who is using his voice for positive change.