- Marcus Rashford reflects on the times his mum struggled to feed the family
- The Man United star said his mum at one-time cried herself to sleep due to lack of money
- Rashford now earns £200,00-per-week and lives in a £1.85 million mansion
Marcus Rashford has never hidden the fact of coming from humble beginnings and recalls when his mum was crying due to her inability to meet family needs.
The 22-year-old recalled mother Mel’s torment in an emotional letter to MPs as he launched his campaign against child poverty.
The Man United striker who now earns £200,000 a week and has a Cheshire home worth £1.85 million, would like children to be the government’s No.1 priority.
The England international is pushing ministers for reforms after setting up a child poverty task force with major supermarkets.
In his letter, he reflected on growing up in Manchester, writing: “I remember the sound of my mum crying herself to sleep to this day, having worked a 14-hour shift, unsure how she was going to make ends meet.
“That was my reality and thankfully I had the talent to kick a ball around to pull us all out of that situation. Many can’t find that way out and aren’t being offered a helping hand to do so.
“Those most at risk don’t have the platform to scream help from the rooftops, but for those ready to speak, my intention is to offer them the platform to do so and, for those who aren’t, I will continue to be their voice and act on their behalf."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Pogba is the latest high-profile sports celebrity to test positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The Manchester United midfielder arrived in France ahead of the UEFA Nations League preparations and the midfielder tested positive for the virus when random tests were conducted on invitees.
The 27-year-old had a decent season for Ole Gunnar Soskjaer's side after overcoming a recurring ankle injury problem after the three-month break.
Legit.ng had also reported that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford thanked his mother for the sacrifice she made which helped him get into the Red Devils' youth team when he was 11.
The striker explained that his mother Melanie pushed for Manchester United to admit him into the youth team at the age of 11 even though the program was meant for 12-years-old above.
Rashford, while speaking with BBC, claimed that Manchester United chiefs then considered the pleas of his mother and allowed him to join the youth team.
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