Marcus Rashford set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester. This makes him the youngest recipient of the honorary doctorate. Rashford contributed towards the fight against child poverty.
The England sensation teamed up with FareShare and raised around £20million. Rashford provided free meals to the needy during the coronavirus pandemic. He also helped extend scheme for free school meals for underprivileged children into the summer.
“It’s 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,” Rashford told the media.
“We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country. Receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot. Thank you to the University of Manchester.” Said the striker.
Only Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton have received the highest honor the university can present to an individual.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, of the University of Manchester’s, said”Marcus is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent and drive that stretches well beyond the football field”.
“His work for charity and his high-profile campaign will not only help countless young people across our own city and country.
“Our university has social responsibility at its core and this sense of civic pride .Duty is something we are proud to share with Marcus. That is why the university is delighted to make Marcus our youngest ever recipient of an honorary degree.”
Marcus has proved to everyone that there’s more to a footballer’s life than fast cars and models. He has set the perfect example for upcoming footballers. On how to use their connections for the service of the society.