“Today is bittersweet”- 23-year-old Man United ace gives rousing speech after receiving honorary doctorate | OneFootball

“Today is bittersweet”- 23-year-old Man United ace gives rousing speech after receiving honorary doctorate

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford makes ‘bittersweet’ comment on receiving honorary doctorate

Speaking to BBC Breakfast (h/t Daily Mail), Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has claimed that it was bittersweet to receive the honorary doctorate just a day after Universal credit uplift was retracted.

The United star has been keen on playing his part in society and helping children and youngsters all around the country. One of England’s very own, Rashford has led the fight from the front against politicians, who have used Covid-19 as an excuse for withdrawing help during the pandemic.

The 23-year-old received an honorary degree for his help to the community but the Englishman continued to talk about the problems for children in his acceptance speech.

He told BBC Breakfast (h/t Daily Mail):

‘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 one in three children. For that reason, today is bittersweet. It’s time that representatives got out into communities like mine. It’s time they saw first-hand the true measure of struggle. Covid-19 can no longer be used as an excuse.’

The Red Devil has now become the youngest recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester. In what was an extremely proud moment for the youngster, United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was also present at the ceremony to support to the striker.

Thus, it is indeed a moment of pride, not just for the player but for the entire club as well. While Rashford has taken care of things off-the-pitch, he would be focusing on making a return on the pitch now as he continues his recovery from his shoulder surgery.

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