Child poverty: Rashford has led the way in a big way – Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United‘s legendary former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the club striker, Marcus Rashford for his remarkable efforts in tackling child poverty.

Expressing his firm support for the Man United‘s number 10’s crusade, Ferguson pledged, along with friend Sir Michael Moritz, to double all donations made to The Times newspaper’s food charity as part of their Christmas appeal.

Rashford made the Cover Page of GQ Magazine for the child poverty cause

Speaking to The Times and Sunday Times as the newspapers call for backing the FareShare food charity, which is one of its special causes, the legendary manager said footballers are not using their big profiles effectively in the UK.

“Footballers in Britain are certainly high profile. There’s no reason why they can’t use that profile in a good way.

“What Marcus has done is he’s led the way in a big way that, hopefully, people from the same position that Marcus is in today, as a successful footballer, can join in and support this great campaign of the moment,” Sir Alex said.

Alex Ferguson gives Rashford advice over support to ending child poverty

While noting that what the young striker is doing is fantastic at the age of 23, he said Rashford who came through the youth ranks during his time at the Old Trafford helm should not be distracted with the fame he has gotten over the course.

Rashford has already being honoured by the Queen of England with an MBE for his effort and BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (SPOTY) will present him with a special award for the same effort.

“I think he should be giving me some advice because what he’s doing at 23 years of age, is fantastic for a young person.

“I’ve no need to tell Marcus because I think there’s humility in the way he lives his life, his feet are on the ground. These are great qualities to carry you through life, there’s no question about that.

“And football hasn’t changed him. There’s a danger in football that it can change people. Money can change people. Stardom can change people. Getting to a position in life sometimes can be a problem because not everyone can carry success but, at the moment, Marcus is doing that very, very well.”

Rashford has not been carried away by this effort as he continues to perform well for United. So far, the 23-year-old has scored seven goals in 12 games for United.

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