- Marcus Rashford founded sportswear giant Nike. has extended its agreement with
- The Man United and England star has been linked with Nike since the age of 11
- The latest deal includes a significant contribution to the ‘Marcus’ community effort.
- Footballer forces government to make two U-turns on free school meals
Marcus Rashford has extended his deal with sports brand Nike – a partnership he has been involved in since the age of 11.
The Manchester United and England forward’s deal with the American sportswear brand was coming to an end this year, with the 23-year-old being chased by fierce rivals from Nike – including Puma.
A statement from Rashford’s representatives said the agreement “includes a significant financial contribution towards Marcus’ community efforts” – in a year where the footballer has made an impact both on and off the pitch.
Marcus Rashford has extended his partnership with Nike, with whom he has been for 12 years
The Manchester United and England footballer has been linked with Nike since the age of 11
DNMay Sports Management announced on Twitter: ‘DNMay Sports Management is thrilled to confirm that @MarcusRashford has extended its long-standing relationship with @Nike, including a significant financial contribution to Marcus’ community efforts. have a deal. Now, the focus turns to the euro.’
Ahead of the European Championships starting this weekend Rashford, who is currently away from England – also sponsored by Nike – tweeted himself: ‘Thank you @dnmaysportsmgt for your continued support.’
The forward not only wears Nike shoes during his matches, but he also promotes the company’s clothing.
Rashford is currently preparing for Euro 2020 with England, also sponsored by Nike
Rashford’s new Nike deal includes ‘significant financial contribution’ to his community work
In October 2020, Rashford unveiled Nike’s new underwear range, which the sportswear brand claims can be worn for any occasion. Two months later, he put on two pairs of his special edition Nike Mercurial Superfly football shoes to raise money ‘for those in need at Christmas’.
The move follows the footballer’s campaign to provide free school meals to poverty-stricken families during school holidays at the height of the coronavirus crisis.
Rashford’s promotion forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson into two separate U-turns of policy, taking the footballer to new heights in terms of social impact.
Rashford has forced the government to take two U-turns on free school meals during the holidays
The England player said that the issue of children’s hunger was close to his heart as he experienced growing up in Withenshaw in Greater Manchester and She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for her election campaign.
Rashford first got his Nike sponsorship deal before his teenage years, when he moved to Manchester United’s academy as a boarder.
He revealed last month that he had initially given his sponsorship money from US veterans to his mother to help ease the burden on his family.
Rashford initially gave Nike sponsorship money to his mother to ease his financial problems.
Rashford told Guardian: ‘I didn’t need the money, so I just gave it to Mum. I used to get a lump sum amount from Nike once a year and she would buy me something with the money, and I would be very happy with that.
‘Sometimes watching him rest was the most important thing for me, as I’ve ever seen him run away. The situation at that time was more difficult than I could have imagined.
Rashford earns around £200,000 a week in his Manchester United contract and was recently ranked 50th on the Sunday Times’ Young Rich List for 2021.