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Rooney praises Rashford’s ‘unbelievable’ work in challenging the government

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Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford for challenging the government on a number of key issues over the past year.

Rashford successfully campaigned for the government to continue the free school meals scheme last year and held the government accountable again this week after images of the shocking packages vulnerable families had received went viral on social media.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded the food packages as ‘disgraceful’ and spoke with Rashford on the phone.

Rashford confirmed that Johnson had promised to correct the issues with the food hampers and conduct a full review of the supply chain.

The striker continues to rightly earn praise from all over the country and Rooney paid tribute the United forward for his work in helping those in need.


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“The work he (Rashford) is doing is unbelievable to challenge the Government,” he told the Football Writers’ Association after Rashford was awarded the annual tribute award for outstanding services to the game.”

“It is a big issue, it is a tough time for everyone so for him to get that campaign up and running, the free meals for the children is massive and it has needed the backing of someone like Marcus Rashford to get behind that and make sure the kids know whatever happens, they wont go hungry.

“It is incredible really and I think it is a huge achievement to him.”

Rashford became the fourth fastest player to reach 50 league goals for United, behind Rooney, and United’s record goal scorer has backed the goals to keep flowing for club and country.

He added: “As a player, he is a great player and has a real bright future.

“It is great to see him scoring more goals now and he will be a massive player for Manchester United and for England over the next 10 years.

“It is good to see him developing and I can see him being the next England Number 9 in a few years.”

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