Marcus Rashford, Man United star, named first FIFA Foundation award recipient

Marcus Rashford, Man United star, named first FIFA Foundation award recipient

- Marcus Rashford has been given FIFA Foundation award on Thursday night, December 17

- FIFA chiefs were impressed with his contributions to humanity during the lock-down in England

- Rashford and his teammates at Manchester United are currently occupying 6th position on League table

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Marcus Rashford who plays for Manchester United as a striker and the England national team has been named first recipient for the FIFA Foundation award on Thursday night, December 17.

The world's football governing body gave the Englishman the award during their annual gala night where Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named the best player.

Rashford got this superb recognition from people in charge of world's football administration because of his contributions to humanity during the serious lock-down in England.

Football was suspended in March this year in Europe and other parts of the world due to the serious disturbances of COVID-19.

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The Manchester United striker also succeeded in making the United Kingdom's government to provide access for over 1 million children in England to free foods.

According to the report by FIFA, Marcus Rashford expressed appreciation for the award given to him and promised to continue doing his best.

“I’d just like to say thank you because I know people from other countries that want to get involved and they want to learn and understand more about it.''
Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United
Marcus Rashford, Man United star, named first FIFA Foundation award recipient. Photo by Ash Donelon
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Odion Ighalo was identified as one of the six players who have been picked to leave Premier League giants Manchester United in the January 2021 transfer window.

Manchester United have not been impressive this season in the Premier League and their recent elimination from the Champions League is still hurting many fans.

The Red Devils' gaffer Ole Solskjaer has been under serious pressure at Old Trafford this term and there have been calls from fans for the Norwegian to be kicked out.

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Ighalo joined Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January 2019, but since his arrival, the Nigerian has not started any Premier League game under Solskjaer.

He had nice games last season in the Europa League and Cup games, but he has been finding it hard to play this term.

The arrival of Edinson Cavani also added more salt to the wound for Odion Ighalo at Manchester United as Ole Solskjaer favours the Uruguayan ahead of the Nigerian.

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