Robin van Persie lavishes praise on Manchester United star Marcus Rashford
The 23-year-old’s efforts to help feed hungry kids and force the Government into a U-turn on their policy to fund free school meals has come as a godsend for a vulnerable part of the society.
Rashford’s efforts have turned him into a hero both on and off the field. He was also conferred with an MBE for his work.
“During this covid crisis we all have to help each other. And someone who understands this better than anyone else in football is Marcus Rashford.”
Van Persie believes clubs can learn from Rashford’s efforts and do what they can to help the society. He has urged them to reduce ticket prices once fans are ready to return.
Having met with Rashford, Van Persie has a deeper understanding and appreciation for the player.
“He has only just turned 23 and it is amazing what he has done already in football as well as in life off the pitch.”
Having had a tough childhood himself, Rashford comes from a position where he knows what he is talking about. The fact that he refused to back down and even go the government to blink first shows the seriousness of his convictions.
“Every kid deserves a meal. It has been some battle he’s had with the Government, but he has succeeded.”
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Van Persie believes it is only by working together that things can be achieved. With lives at stake, putting aside vendettas and working for the greater good is the need of the hour.
“This is the way to survive this crisis in both football and in life.”
In that aspect, there are few better teachers than Rashford.