Marcus Rashford awarded an honorary degree for his charity work

- Advertisement -

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford was awarded an honorary degree by Manchester University for his charity work. Following this award, Rashford has become the youngest recipient of an honorary doctorate from the university. While he joined Manchester United legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton who were also awarded an honorary degree in the past by the University.

The award was already last year June but due to Covid-19, it was not possible to give it in person. Following this, a special ceremony was arranged on 7th October to hand over the degree to Rashford in person. In that ceremony, Sir Alex Ferguson was also present to show support to the youngster. While Rashford’s family members were also in attendance to.

On receiving the honorary degree Marcus Rashford said in his speech, “To be here in the presence of a great such as Sir Alex Ferguson, and those who have played a huge role in my journey to be where I am today is special.

“I’m here to receive my Honorary Doctorate for my workaround child poverty. Yesterday, millions of families across the UK lost a lifeline and a means of staying afloat. A move that could see child poverty rise to 1 in 3 children. For that reason, today is bittersweet.

“It’s time that representatives got out into communities like mine. It’s time they saw first-hand the true measure of struggle. COVID-19 can no longer be used as an excuse.”

The forward just returned to the pitch for Manchester United in their last fixture as he was sidelined due to injury. While he also bagged one goal for his side in his first appearance this season as Manchester United lost 4-2 against Leicester City.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

- Advertisement -
Soumik Thakur
A Football Freak Who Loves to Play and Discuss Football.
- Advertisement -

Related Articles

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must Read

Kalvin Philips is not interested in joining Manchester United

Leeds midfielder denies moving to Manchester United: Huge relief for the Whites?

The Daily Star has provided an update regarding Leeds midfielder, Kalvin Phillips' move to Manchester United. The report says that Kalvin Phillips will not...
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Frenkie de Jong in exchange of Christian Pulisic

Chelsea are ready to offer Pulisic for signing Frenkie de Jong in a swap...

According to El Nacional, Chelsea wants Frenkie de Jong in return for Christian Pulisic. The American international has struggled at Chelsea due to injuries...
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford: Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford: Match preview, team news, and predicted line-ups

The Game-Week 14 of the Premier League kicked off on Wednesday, 1 December. The GW will continue throughout the midweek, with Tottenham Hotspur taking...
Premier League Team of the Week: Game Week 13

Premier League Team of the Week for Game Week 13

The Game Week 13 of the Premier League has come to a close and we have come up with the Team of the Week....
Test Cricket

3 Indian batters who entered the World of Test Cricket with a bang

Shreyas Iyer in the ongoing Test series against the Kiwis became the latest addition to the list of international cricketers who scored their maiden...
Manchester Chelsea Player ratings

Manchester United player ratings in a draw against Chelsea

Here we have the Manchester United player ratings in their hard-fought draw against Chelsea. Manchester United are desperate to recover their season and a...
Top 10

Top 10 Players with most centuries in IPL history

Since its inauguration in 2008 Indian Premier League (IPL) has become the most popular domestic cricket tournament all over the globe. IPL has given...
- Advertisement -