- Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praises on man United forward Marcus Rashford
- The 23-year-old was recently given the FWA award for free meals feeding program
- Rashford also created awareness for young people to be reading books on World Book Day
Sir Alex Ferguson has paid an emotional tribute to Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford after he was honoured at the Football Writers' Association annual tribute awards.
The England international is the youngest person to receive the accolade following his help to fight child poverty during the global pandemic.
The 23-year-old teamed up with a couple of food store giants to deliver free meals to children who were no longer receiving free school meals.
Ferguson stated as quoted by Manchester Evening News:
"I would like to congratulate Marcus on his achievement and presentation (of the FWA Tribute Award) tonight,"
"I have known him since being a kid of 7 years of age, and seen him develop through the ranks of Manchester United into a truly wonderful person.
"Apart from his football life, what he has achieved in the last few months is quite astonishing, how he has helped the people in need is a truly amazing achievement.
"I would like to congratulate him on that. He has shown to young people in particular there is a different way of dealing with life.
"He has shown great humility, he has shown courage to do what he did, so this achievement is well deserved and should be recognised with what he has done.
"So Marcus, well done on a fantastic achievement.
Rashford to criticise the low-quality food packages sent to families which pressured the government in reviewing the way charity funding was being spent.
The United academy graduate who is currently enjoying his best-ever goalscoring form for the club last season also supported a campaign to get children reading as part of World Book Day.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United and Everton legend Phil Neville could be announced as manager of MLS side Inter Miami in the next two days.
Neville who handled the England women's team for nearly three years is set to bring his experience to the David Beckham-owned Miami outfit.
The former defender lend the English ladies to the semi finals of the Women's World Cup in 2019 and won the SheBelieves Cup during his spell.
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