England International & Manchester United player, Marcus Rashford receives honorary degree
Marcus Rashford has today received an honorary doctorate degree from The University of Manchester. The footballer was awarded an honorary degree October 7, 2021 at a special ceremony at Old Trafford.
Manchester United football Club posted on their website the footballer has been awarded the prestigious award based on his ongoing charity works.
Marcus has lately been championing charity works and and his campaign against child poverty. The award however include his remarkable achievements on the pitch as well.
“The prestigious award is for his ongoing charity work and well publicised campaign against child poverty off the field, as well as his outstanding sporting achievements on the pitch” the club posted
“Marcus is an exceptional young man who continues to demonstrate a sense of community and generosity that goes well beyond his years. Our University also has social responsibility at its core, and we are extremely proud to share these values with Marcus. It really is an honour to finally present him with this well deserved award on behalf of our institution. His ongoing charity work and high profile campaigns not only help millions of people across the country, but inspire many more to try and make a difference themselves” Professor Rothwell of The University of Manchester said
Rashford is only 23years and youngest recipient of an honorary degree in the history of The University of Manchester. Great legends of Manchester United like Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton were all present. Marcus was very thankful to the University for such recognition
“I’m here to receive my Honorary Doctorate for my work around child poverty. Yesterday, millions of families across the UK lost a lifeline and a means of staying afloat. A move that could see child poverty rise to 1 in 3 children. For that reason, today is bittersweet” Rashford said
Source: Manchester United