- Marcus Rashford is looking to reward two young boys who showed great example
- One of the young football lovers took it upon himself to get his friend a new pair of football boots
- The young man, identified as Xavier, noticed his friend had been playing the game in trainers
Marcus Rashford is on the hunt for a delightful 9-year-old boy, who went out of his way to buy his friend a new pair of boots.
The Manchester United forward was left impressed by one youngster from Bolton, who used up his savings to put a smile on his friend’s face in the form of new football boots.
According to Itv.com via Tuko, the football-mad youngster noticed his friend had been playing in trainers after his football boots ripped during a PE session.
The young lad, Xavier, led his dad to know about his school friend Eric’s situation and this prompted some truly remarkable action afterwards.
"Eric's boots were getting more and more damaged and tatty each week until they finally ripped altogether and the following week he came wearing his school PE pumps." The dad Jason told M.E.N's Manchester Family.
"He got a few comments from other kids asking why he's wearing them and not football trainers."
Jason continued to narrate how Xavier asked him whether he could go ahead and purchase new boots for his friend and who was him to say no?
"Xavier then asked me if he could buy some new boots for Eric with the money he has been saving up at his Grandma's over the past few weeks, because he didn't think it was fair that Eric didn't have any boots when all the other kids did - and he knew that he would make him happy by buying him some,” he continued.
The two young boys then met at the park where they usually play together and there, Eric was presented with brand new boots.
It just happens that Xavier’s noble move at only nine was inspired by Marcus Rashford.
The Man Utd star has over the last few months remarkably raised over £30million to feed the less privileged children in Manchester during school holidays since the pandemic back in March.
The 23-year-old was honoured with an MBE for his efforts in twisting the government's arm to continue feeding those in need.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Man United reclaimed their place in second on the Premier League standings after securing a slim 1-0 win over a stubborn West Ham side on Sunday night, March 14, at Old Trafford.
Craig Dawson's second half own goal proved to be the only difference in the tough as United struggled to break the Hammers resolute defence.
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