Marcus Rashford to get doctorate honorary from University of Manchester

Marcus Rashford to get doctorate honorary from University of Manchester
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Marcus Rashford to get doctorate honorary from University of Manchester

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has become the youngest player in the history to be honoured with a doctorate degree from the University of Manchester for his philanthropist work to combat child poverty. 

The 22-year-old ran a campaign for the government where he vowed to provide free school meal vouchers to 1.3 million children in England’s summer holidays.

He has now been bestowed with the highest honour of the University for his wholesome activity. The young forward also reacted on his conferral as he called ita proud day for himself and his family“.

Rashford helped in raising £ 20 million with the charity FareShare and helping the vulnerable children during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It has been a proud day for myself and my family. When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it’s humbling. We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot.” Rashford was quoted as saying on the club’s official website. 

The University has previously awarded the same honour to Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton in the past for their philanthropy. 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on the youngster for taking a big step in combating child poverty and hunger especially during the time of the pandemic. 

“He cares about others so much more than himself. Very proud of him and hopefully [he will] keep his personality for the rest of his life.” Solskjaer stated. 


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