Rashford encourages Man United stars after youth league was cancelled

‘The best thing you can do is pick up a ball and get out in the garden’: Marcus Rashford urges Manchester United youngsters to keep honing their skills after the Premier League cancelled youth leagues

  • The Premier League has scrapped its youth competitions due to coronavirus  
  • All games from Under-23 and under will not be completed this campaign 
  • Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has reassured youngsters at the club
  • He told them to keep practising and not lose their passion despite the setback 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has urged the club’s academy players to keep working through the shutdown after the Premier League ended the youth league season on Friday.

All games for the under-23 competitions and below have been terminated for the rest of the season, with a means of determining final standings still to be announced.

But the 22-year-old Rashford, who has come through the ranks at United, sent a message to academy players telling them to be ‘creative’ as they try to keep improving despite the shutdown.

Man United star Marcus Rashford has encouraged the club’s starlets after the Premier League scrapped its youth competitions

Rashford, who came through the ranks at United, urged them to keep improving in the garden

‘The news you got yesterday was probably not what you wanted to hear,’ Rashford wrote on Twitter. ‘I know all you want to do is play because I’m the same but the decision has been made to protect everyone involved. This is bigger than football.

‘You might be feeling a bit low but the best thing you can do is pick up your ball and get out in the garden.

‘When I was in the academy I used to find a spot in the garden and aim for targets just so I could practice my accuracy, get creative!

‘Now is not the time to fall out of love with the game, it’s a time to remember why you fell in love with it in the first place. You’ve got this and we can’t wait to see you all back next season.’




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