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Sir Alex Ferguson sends touching message to Marcus Rashford

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Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Marcus Rashford’s character following the Manchester United player’s campaigning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rashford has spent his spare time during the global health crisis campaigning to get the government to agree to provide free school meals to children during holidays.

Rashford’s philanthropy has now garnered praise from United legend Ferguson, who has teamed up with the 23-year-old to help tackle food poverty.

When asked if he had any advice for Rashford, the 78-year-old said it should be a case of the United striker advising him.

“He should be giving me some advice because what he’s doing at 23 years of age is fantastic for a young person,” he told Times Radio.


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“I have no need to tell Marcus because I think there’s humility in the way that Marcus lives his life. His feet are on the ground. There are great qualities to carry you through life, there’s no question about that. And the football hasn’t changed him.

“There is a danger in football that it can change people. Money can change people. Stardom can change people. Getting to a position in life can sometimes be a problem because not everyone can carry success well.

“And at the moment Marcus is doing that very, very well.”

Ferguson feels Rashford has stayed true to his roots, arguing that it is vital that people never forget where they come from, especially if they have a humble background.

“You can’t forget your upbringing because that’s what made me,” he said. “I remember reading in a newspaper that said ‘Alex Ferguson has done well despite coming from Govan.’

“It’s because I came from Govan that I did well. It’s because of the family I had, made sure that food was on the table, that you were representing your mother and your father all the time.”

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