Man Utd star Marcus Rashford rules out transfer and wants to stay at Old Trafford forever
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Marcus Rashford says he wants to stay at Manchester United for the rest of his career and has given his word to the club. The Red Devils star made the vow shortly after winning the Sports Journalists’ Association’s (SJA) Sport for Social Change awards, following his incredible efforts this year in the fight against child food poverty.
Back in October, the 23-year-old became an MBE after being named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
He has been lauded for his campaign which saw the government allow 1.3million children to claim free school meal vouchers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rashford was crowned the winner of the Sports Journalists’ Association’s (SJA) Sport for Social Change awards and gratefully received the award during today’s ceremony hosted by Jim Rosenthal.
During the interview, Rosenthal asked Rashford whether he could ever see himself playing for any team other than Manchester United.
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His response was emphatic, he said: “For me I never look beyond Manchester United. As a kid, I only had Manchester United in my mind and it wouldn’t sit right with me pulling on another shirt.
“I just want to do the best I can for the club whilst I’m here, so long-term hopefully I’m here for the long-term.”
But Rashford made the point that without United’s support over the years, he would not be where he is today and that’s why he feels it’s his responsibility to lead by example and strive for positive change.
He added: “All the good things that have happened this year, it’s come from Manchester United giving me the opportunity as a kid.
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“I don’t just remember the last year or the last five years. I’m talking about the times when nobody in my family drove and I had to get to training.
“United got people to come and take me to the training ground and take me back home when I was six, seven, eight or nine years old.
“I’m talking about the times when they put me in accommodation when my mum was struggling at home, from about 11 years old to about 16 or 17.
“So it’s a lot deeper than what people see sometimes. People only see the stuff that’s been happening since I’ve been in the first team.
“But the bond that I have with United is much greater than this last five years and it will forever be greater than my actual career.
“They’re the reason I have became a footballer really, they’ve given me the opportunity to express myself and find out that I had talent in football.”
Rashford remains a key figure for both club and country and he will be eyeing international glory at next summer’s European Championships.
His current contract is set to expire in June 2023 but the board have now been given the reassurance that Rashford wants to stay at Old Trafford for the rest of his playing days.
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