Here are ten quotes from Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United and England footballer, and a campaigner against child hunger and racism.
Food poverty is contributing to social unrest. Add school closures, redundancies, and furloughs into the equation and we have an issue that could negatively impact generations to come. It all starts with stability around access to food.Marcus Rashford (September, 2020)
Education is only effective when children can engage in learning. Right now, a generation who have already been penalised during this pandemic with lack of access to educational resources are now back in school struggling to concentrate due to worry and the sound of their rumbling stomachs.Marcus Rashford (October, 2020)
#endchildpoverty is not about children going hungry during the school holidays, this is about children going hungry full-stop. Let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture here. There are at least 1.5 million school children we are not reaching with the free school meal scheme.Marcus Rashford (October, 2020)
I don’t have the education of a politician, many on Twitter have made that clear today, but I have a social education having lived through this and having spent time with the families and children most affected. These children matter. And as long as they don’t have a voice they will have mine.Marcus Rashford
Of course I am happy to play in any of the attacking roles, but for me, where I can score the most goals is down the middle.Marcus Rashford on his best position on the football pitch.
I want to score more goals; the main ambition is goals.Marcus Rashford
What families are going through now, I’ve once had to go through that, and it’s very difficult to find a way out. It’s very important for me to help people who are struggling. Whether the outcome changes or doesn’t change. That’s why I wrote it.Marcus Rashford on writing an open letter to the UK government.
I learn something new every game. Every game is always different, no matter how you try and think about it beforehand.Marcus Rashford
For me, sometimes it’s more important to perform well in training and know that I am improving rather than scoring in a game. It’s doing the hard work, day in, day out.Marcus Rashford
Emotionally, making my debut has been the highlight so far. I didn’t know I was starting until three minutes before. I went in and put my shirt on, and the team were already in the tunnel.Marcus Rashford on making his Manchester United debut in 2016 at the age of 18