Sir Alex Ferguson's incredible gesture to Man Utd star Marcus Rashford's charity project

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has earned plaudits for his charity work this year and Red Devils legend Sir Alex Ferguson is joining forces with the striker

Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 by

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has joined forces with British philanthropist Sir Michael Moritz to match every donation made to the Marcus Rashford -championed FareShare programme.

Rashford has earned plenty of plaudits this year for his work in ensuring children do not go hungry.

He has worked with FareShare to help the cause with Ferguson having praised Rashford’s efforts.

In an appeal by The Times, Ferguson and Moritz could raise as much as £2m for the programme with the former United boss taking the time out to applaud the youngster.

"You can't forget your upbringing because that's what made me," Ferguson told Times Radio.

Sir Alex Ferguson's incredible gesture to Man Utd star Marcus Rashford's charity project
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"I remember reading in a newspaper that said 'Alex Ferguson has done well despite coming from Govan’. It's because I came from Govan that I did well.

"It's because of the family I had, made sure that food was on the table, that you were representing your mother and your father all the time."

When asked if he had any advice for Rashford, Ferguson added: "He should be giving me some advice because what he's doing at 23 years of age is fantastic for a young person.

"I have no need to tell Marcus because I think there's humility in the way that Marcus lives his life.

"His feet are on the ground. There are great qualities to carry you through life, there's no question about that. And the football hasn't changed him.

"There is a danger in football that it can change people. Money can change people. Stardom can change people.

"Getting to a position in life can sometimes be a problem because not everyone can carry success well. And at the moment Marcus is doing that very, very well."

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