Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has sent an encouraging message to the club’s producers after their season closes on Friday.
The Premier League announced that all clubs had agreed that this season’s academy schedule would be cancelled due to Coronavirus, closing all-way from under-23 level to under-9. He further wrote on twitter, “The news you received yesterday was not what you wanted to hear. I know what you want to do is play because I am the same but decided to protect everyone involved has gone.”
Calling the current coronavirus epidemic as ‘bigger than football’, the striker advised the youth to practice indoors.
“This is bigger than football. You might be feeling a bit low but the best thing you can do is pick up your ball and get out in the garden.”
The 22-year-old revealed that during his academy days he used to hit the targets in the garden to bring accuracy and creative skills in his game.
“When I was in the academy I used to find a spot in the garden and aim for targets just so I could practice my accuracy, get creative! Now is not the time to fall out of love with the game its a time to remember why you fell in love with it in the first place. You’ve got this and we can’t wait to see you all back next season!” the message read.
Nick Cox, head of United’s academy, said in a statement on Friday, “We will continue to support our young players’ football development and mental wellbeing during this time and look forward to welcoming them back to full-time training when this is possible.”