England and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, will be given an honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Manchester this summer.
The award is in recognition of the humanitarian acts that is being carried out by Rashford and his charity organisation. The Manchester born star also headed a campaign for the government to allow about 1.3 million children to claim free school meal vouchers in England’s summer holidays.
The award is the highest honour the University of Manchester can bestow. The 22 years old will be the youngest person to ever receive the honorate Doctorate degree from the University. Other recepient of the award in the past includes Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton.
Rashford express his delight on the recognition saying “It’s a proud moment for me and my family, When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it’s humbling. We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot.”
Marcus whose season has been disrupted by injuries has since returned to full fitness after the football break as he continues to find his best form on the pitch. He is one of the best Players in the Premier league at moment and on his day, can wow everyone with his dribbling skills and goal scoring ability.