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Last year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rashford led a campaign to end child food poverty and successfully pressured the UK government to continue providing free school meals during the vacation.

He also started a book club to encourage underprivileged children to read more earlier this year.

Solskjaer was not suggesting that the “fantastic things” Rashford has done off the pitch have already affected his playing career, but the former Manchester United player believes it is time for him to focus more on his playing career. footballer.

“I know we will see the best of Marcus in the years to come,” Solskjaer said at a press conference. “He did remarkable things at a young age, but he’s now reached the best age for a footballer.

“He’s learning, gaining experience and it’s time to think about, you know, what he’s been doing off the pitch as well, because he’s done fantastic things.

“Now maybe prioritize his football and focus on football because he has a challenge here at Manchester United.

“He has a challenge to play for England, and I think Marcus is one of those who takes on those challenges and will.

“He’s going to express himself and his talent and he knows we want a lot of him, but we’re going to give him time to come back to who he was and what he can be.”

Rashford is yet to appear for Manchester United this season as he recovers from shoulder surgery he suffered in July following England’s loss in the Euro 2020 final to Italy.

Despite being only 23, Rashford has made 271 appearances for the club, scoring 88 goals. He also made 46 appearances for England, scoring 12 goals.

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Rashford’s campaign to tackle child food poverty in the UK has seen 1.7 million vulnerable children benefit from a government program of $ 736 million (£ 520 million).

He did so at the same time he was one of Manchester United’s most important players, helping him reach second place in the Premier League and second place in the Europa League.

Rashford received an MBE for services to vulnerable children during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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