Marcus Rashford has joined the likes of Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton after being awarded a doctorate degree at the University of Manchester
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Rashford spent millions of pounds in feeding children during the pandemic and raised awareness which made the government participate in the program
The England striker is yet to kick the ball this season for Manchester United after undergoing surgery on his shoulder
Marcus Rashford has been awarded a doctorate degree by the University of Manchester for helping fight poverty and his sporting achievements, The Sun.
The 23-year-old joins the likes of legends Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton, making him the youngest person to receive the honour.
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The Manchester-born star gave free meals to hundreds of thousands of school children during the coronavirus pandemic.
What Rashford said after receiving the award
The Man United academy graduate said after receiving the award:
“To be here in the presence of a great such as Sir Alex, and those who have played a huge role in my journey to be where I am today, is special.
“I’m here to receive my Honorary Doctorate for my work around child poverty."
The England international has been out of action since playing a couple of minutes in the Euro 2020 tournament.
He has now resumed full training after undergoing surgery on his shoulder after coming under criticism for miss the decisive spot-kick that gave Italy the trophy in the final of Euro 2020.
Rashford can not wait to get into full fitness to play alongside his childhood hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
Man City and Man United want Osimhen
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that two English Premier League clubs Manchester United and city rivals Manchester City are reportedly monitoring Victor Osimhen’s situation as they are both interested in the Nigerian international.
The Napoli of Italy forward was named the Serie A player for the month of September as he has been in impressive form so far this season.
Osimhen has found the back of the net seven times in eight matches for the Partenopei this season which has attracted several big clubs in Europe.
Liverpool legend's stance on Ronaldo's arrival at Man United
YEN.com.gh also reported that former England international Jamie Carragher has stated that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United seems to have worsened Manchester United’s familiar problem.
The Liverpool legend claimed it proves that the Red Devils are a collection of individuals and not a cohesive unit, Mirror reports.
The Portuguese international returned to the Old Trafford outfit after 12 years and it generated lots of reactions across the globe.