Manchester United show off the ‘Dr Rashford MBE’ jersey after superstar Marcus Rashford was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
Rashford, 23, earlier this week became the youngest person to receive one from uni.
He was awarded his highest honor for his ‘outstanding sense of community’.
And United put a new twist on their No. 10 kit by showing ‘Dr Rashford MBE’ jerseys on the seats at Old Trafford.
It is the latest award given to fan-favorite Rashford, when he was made an MBE 12 months ago for his fight to provide free school meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Accepting his award in front of Sir Alex Ferguson at the Theater of Dreams, Rashford smiled: “To be here in the presence of great people like Sir Alex, and who have played a big part in my journey to where I am today ., is special.
“I’m here to receive an honorary doctorate for my work around child poverty.”
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Chancellor of the University of Manchester, said: “Marcus is an exceptional young man who continues to demonstrate a sense of community and generosity that goes far beyond his years.
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“Social responsibility is also at the core of our university, and we are extremely proud to share these values with Marcus.
“It is indeed an honor on behalf of our institution to present him with this deserving award.
“His ongoing charity work and high-profile campaigns not only help millions across the country, but inspire many more to try and isolate themselves. This may continue for a long time.”
United Chief Operating Officer Colette Roche said at the ceremony: “Marcus is an extraordinary footballer and an extraordinary person.
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“He is a young man who is the epitome of everything this club stands for – he is humble, he is passionate and he is driven to succeed in everything he does.
“Those qualities have served in his work to meet the needs of youth, tackle food poverty and deliver real change, which has helped thousands of families across the country when they need it most.
“We are all so proud of you Marcus and it is wonderful for all of us to be with you and your family this evening in recognition of your efforts.”
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