MADE HIS MARC Man Utd star Marcus Rashford praised for free school meals triumph with name on No 10 in brilliant ad near Old Trafford

MARCUS RASHFORD is used to playing with No 10 on his back - now he's got it on the front door.


Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

The Manchester United star, who was the driving force behind an amazing free school meals win over Boris Johnson, had his his name put on the entrance to the Prime Minister's address in a brilliant mocked-up advert.

MADE HIS MARC Man Utd star Marcus Rashford praised for free school meals triumph with name on No 10 in brilliant ad near Old Trafford
Man Utd fans were loving this mocked-up image near Old Trafford showing Rashford's name on No 10 after he forced the PM into a U-turn on free school meals

The photo, which appeared on a billboard close to Old Trafford, showed the iconic No 10 door with 'Rashford 10' written over it and fans hailed the idea as "class" while calling the forward a "superhero".

A message underneath the ad - put up very near to the Theatre of Dreams - read: "Thank you for your leadership, Marcus. (Now kids won't go hungry this summer)."

The England striker, 22, has been praised for his efforts in convincing the Government to provide £15-a-week meal vouchers for poor kids in the UK during the summer holidays.

After increased pressure from Tory MPs and a social media avalanche, Mr Johnson scrapped his previous decision to end the scheme.

MADE HIS MARC Man Utd star Marcus Rashford praised for free school meals triumph with name on No 10 in brilliant ad near Old Trafford
Rashford took a knee in support of BLM in Utd's first game back after his win on free school meals vouchers Credit: AP:Associated Press

Some fans even went so far as to call for Rashford to be Prime Minister after his victory over Johnson.

Rashford tweeted after his landmark win: "I don’t even know what to say. Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020."

The PM phoned Rashford to thank him, and said extending the scheme “is the right thing to do”.

Mr Johnson said: “I talked to Marcus Rashford to congratulate him on his campaign.

"I thank him for what he has done – I think he is right to draw attention to this issue. We have got large numbers of kids who we haven’t been able to get back into school.

"I do think it’s right we should be looking after families of the most vulnerable right now.”

Rashford joined fellow Premier League stars in taking a knee for Black Lives Matter in United's first game back against Tottenham.

United fans can expect to see Rash back in action when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team host Sheffield United tonight.



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