Ole Gunnar Solksjaer hails NHS heroes and backs healthcare investment
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was a hero for United on the pitch. He has now gone on to identify those off it as well – The NHS.
According to the club’s official site (h/t Evening Standard), The United boss has promised to provide back up support to the NHS workforce as they struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
The spread of the virus has led to a change in the world as we know it. A number of industries have come to a grinding halt, including football.
Football across the continent is currently in lockdown, with the season in limbo. Players are currently in self-isolation as they continue to train from home.
Given the current situation, the Red Devils have teamed up with city Rovals Manchester City to provide funds for the local community with their ‘A City United’ campaign.
Solksjaer has brought to attention the work done by the selfless and have called them the heroes of the day today.
“We all know, sometimes, we’re the heroes but, at the moment, we can be the back-up support. The NHS and the health service, they are the real heroes now.”
He has called upon footballers as role models to do their bit to help. As public figures, simple actions such as posting messages on social media and such can make a difference.
The pandemic has shown the importance of an effective healthcare system. Solksjaer has called for proper funding to be made in the sector.
“I think we all realise how much [is being done] and I don’t think we should save money on health.”
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Fan-favorite Marcus Rashford too has been attempting to do what he can to help those in need.
The United ace is spearheading a scheme by charity FareShare. Their aim is to ensure children who usually get free school meals do not go hungry while schools are closed during the lockdown.