- Marcus Rashford has saluted his mother for the role she played in his life
- The Englishman stated that his mother helped him join Man United at 11
- Melanie's plea for Marcus to be admitted was accepted by Manchester United
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has 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-year-old above.
Rashford while speaking with BBC claimed that Manchester United chiefs then considered the pleas of his mother and allow him to join the youth team.
He added that growing up was not easy for him considering the fact that his mother was a single parent and had five children to take care of.
"My mum was a single parent, she had five kids all living in the same house. The programme that I started at 11 years old, you're supposed to start it at 12 years old.
"It basically gives you accommodation closer to the training facilities and a new school and she worked that hard to push it forward because she knew that was a step I needed to take."
"I needed to be eating the right food as I was growing, I needed to be close to my team-mates, my new school and my new school friends,'' Rashford told BBC.
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The England international added that the challenges he faced while growing up is the rationale that is making him to help people who are suffering.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Marcus Rashford wrote an open letter to the British government appealing to them to reverse their decision in stopping free school meal vouchers during the summer.
Manchester United striker claimed that such decisions would affect many families who are less privileged during the pandemic.
The 21-year-old recently raised £20million to feed 3 million people through the FareShare UK during the lockdown periods.
Some groups of people have threatened to take legal action against the government for canceling free food voucher scheme in the summer break.
Rashford has now written an open letter to the MP's sharing his own experiences on shown how depended on free school meals and claimed his story is familiar to most families in England.
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