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Sir Alex Ferguson has shown his respect and admiration towards young Marcus Rashford as the 23-year-old's campaign against food poverty gains momentum. (GETTY Images)

Alex Ferguson joins Marcus Rashford in the fight against food poverty

Speaking to the Times (h/t Manchester Evening News), Sir Alex Ferguson has relayed his admiration for Marcus Rashford and pledged to donate £2million to match readers’ donations to the charity in their fight against food poverty in Britain.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has forced the British government into two humiliating U-turns over providing free meals for hungry children this year.

Last month, the 23-year-old striker was awarded an MBE for his contribution to the fight against hunger in the United Kingdom. His campaigning has resulted in helping FairShare provide two million meals a week to the needy in the country. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

Marcus Rashford has campaigned incessantly in favor of free meals for children and inspired thousands to come forward and done to the cause. (GETTY Images)
Marcus Rashford has campaigned incessantly in favor of free meals for children and inspired thousands to come forward and done to the cause. (GETTY Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson, and his friend Sir Michael Moriz, have pledged £2m to ‘match fund’ the donations to the charity. Ferguson, now 78, spent more than 25 years as manager of Manchester United and remembers seeing a young Marcus Rashford coming through the ranks

The Scottish manager spoke about Marcus Rashford using his profile for good, and how others could stand to learn from the 23-year-old.

“Footballers in Britain are certainly high profile. There’s no reason why they can’t use that profile in a good way. What Marcus has done is he’s led the way. You have to be shocked at the number of people who are in need of food. Marcus has opened the eyes of everyone in Britain. The work he’s done has been fantastic and we’re all so proud of him because of that.”

Marcus Rashford has the admiration and support of Sir Alex Ferguson in his fight against food poverty in Britain. (GETTY Images)
Marcus Rashford has the admiration and support of Sir Alex Ferguson in his fight against food poverty in Britain. (GETTY Images)

Marcus Rashford told in his interview with The Times about how his childhood struggles bonded him with his family, especially his mother Melanie, who often went hungry to feed her children.

“If it was tough for me and my brothers and sisters, I just can’t imagine the stress that was on her at the time. And honestly, she did so well to hide it because she was always happy when we were at home.”

Having gone through the feeling of being deprived of food as a kid due to socio-economic circumstances, Rashford said he does not want anyone to go through that feeling in their lives ever again.

Sir Alex Ferguson went on to praise the striker’s humility and appreciated how he is still so grounded in the way that he lives his life. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

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