Marcus Rashford: Manchester United star on free school meals, to be a black model and back in the Premier League | Football News

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Marcus Rashford Manchester United thanked those who helped his campaign to get the government to change its mind and to provide free school meals during the summer holidays

Marcus Rashford Manchester United thanked those who helped his campaign to get the government to change its mind and to provide free school meals during the summer holidays

Marcus Rashford said that his generation has “no fear to stand up and be counted” after a successful campaign to extend the program of free school meals for the summer holidays.

Food vouchers of £ 15 per week will now be placed at the disposal of the approximately 1.3 million children in England for six weeks after the attacker of Manchester United has put pressure on the government to reconsider the removal of the initiative after the ease of restrictions on the coronavirus.

Having grown up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Manchester, Rashford knows only too well the effects of food poverty.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports before the return of Friday Night Football, Rashford said: “You do not know to what extent this affects people if you haven’t lived.

“I have seen first hand how it can become uncontrollable. People can find themselves in the street does not take meals for days.

“It wasn’t just the food situation that I was thinking about when I sensibilisais, but the mental health – general well-being of individuals and families.

“This may not seem to be a great thing, but don’t eat the correct amount of meals each day can have a real impact on your life.

“These things make a big difference, not only for children, but also for the parents and it is one less thing they must worry about.

“I was one of the lucky ones because I had people who would help many of my family and when my mother worked, I knew that I could go to friend’s house to feed me.

“So, there were ways around this for me, but since my young age, I understood that there was no way around this for everyone. “

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The Prime minister, Boris Johnson has commended Rashford for his successful campaign to persuade the government to provide free school meals to children during the summer holidays

The Prime minister, Boris Johnson has commended Rashford for his successful campaign to persuade the government to provide free school meals to children during the summer holidays

“We are not afraid of us stand up and be counted”

Rashford has already raised more than £ 20 million for charity after a partnership with FareShare during the period of closure and has also been involved in a number of other charitable initiatives in the past.

This led him to be described as “more than a simple footballer” – as an icon and a black model – although this is something that the 22 year old not long to minimize.

“It is not possible to do this by yourself. The key is not of me but of the people concerned and I am just happy that everyone is together ” said Rashford.

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“It’s more of a thing of a generation and this generation, we are not afraid of us stand up and be counted, which is positive.

“People are willing to take that first step and I think that the first example of this has been Raheem (Sterling) and how he was a victim of racial violence, and resisted it.

“This was a turning point for a lot of people heard and it has definitely changed the way they handle situations in sports. ”

“So, there are a lot of different people who stood up and said what they think, what is important to change things and this starts in the sport – football is a sport massive, and a good way to spread positive messages. “

“I’m ready to get back to my best level”

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Rashford says he has had to overcome a mental challenge to reach the next level as a footballer

Rashford says he has had to overcome a mental challenge to reach the next level as a footballer

Rashford admits that the attention he has had these last few days is different from that of playing for Manchester United and he admits that he is eager to leave his feet to take the floor again.

The Premier League resumes this week after a three-month leave of absence due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus and to Rashford, this has been an absence even longer – the attacker was shot in the back since January.

However, the player has used the time to recover completely and is now determined to return to the level where it was before the injury – from Tottenham on Friday night, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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“The timing has worked well for me. I was able to use the time to let it heal properly and I’m again confident in my body and ready to play games, ” said Rashford.

“It was more of a mental challenge to move to the next step (in my game), and once I did this, I felt that I could play on a more consistent foundation, which occurred from November, December.

“It is one thing to know that you have capacity, another thing to do it on a consistent basis and once you start doing it, then it becomes normal.

“Every game is a big game that ends the season, but we’re going to have to take it game by game.

“It’s going to be a sort of different feel of play without fans, and this conduct when you’re down or tired will have to come from yourself or one of your teammates now. “

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Here is a reminder of the magic, the drama and controversy of the Premier League season so far … and there’s not long to wait for his return!

Here is a reminder of the magic, the drama and controversy of the Premier League season so far … and there’s not long to wait for it to be back!

  • 64 games live on Sky Sports from the date of restart-draft 17 June
  • 25 games available for free
  • New digital innovations Sky Sports are also planned to enhance the experience of fans

The Premier League season 2019/20 will resume tentatively on Wednesday, June 17, and Sky, the biggest broadcaster of football in the United Kingdom, will be 25 games available “for free” – including Everton vs Liverpool the first full weekend – for everyone in the Uk enjoy.

Sky Sports will broadcast the 64 matches of the Premier League live at the end of the season. In addition to the 39 games already scheduled to be broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports before the interruption of the coronavirus, in 25 games overtime will be available both on Sky Sports Premier League and on the string selection of free Sky, allowing the whole nation to participate. the return of the live sport.

To celebrate the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will also launch a multitude of new features and innovative updates to offer the fans an experience even more immersive, and share moments live with friends and family on virtual platforms.

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