Man United Striker, Rashford to receive Honorary Doctorate Degree


Manchester United and England forward, Marcus Rashford, is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, for his humanitarian services.

The University made the announcement via its website on Wednesday.

According to the institution, the award, which is the highest honour the University can bestow, will be for his “remarkable campaign against child poverty off the field and outstanding sporting achievements on the pitch.”

At just 22 years old, Rashford is set to be the youngest person to ever receive of an honorary degree from The University of Manchester.

The University has given such awards to Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton, both Manchester United’s legends.

“Rashford is already a key player for club and country, but his ongoing charity work has seen him make headlines on both the front and back pages in recent weeks,” University of Manchester said.

Rashford said: “It’s a proud day for myself and my family. When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it’s humbling.

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