Because the Premier League is ready to return, outdated foes put apart their rivalries to point out help for Marcus Rashford’s profitable meals voucher marketing campaign.

The 22-year-old Manchester United ahead’s open letter to MPs resulted in a authorities U-turn on Tuesday which can see the free college meals scheme prolonged into the summer season holidays.

And whereas there is no such thing as a love misplaced on the pitch, Rashford‘s work garnered congratulations from throughout the nation – together with two of his facet’s closest rivals.

Manchester Metropolis tweeted: “Unbelievable work @MarcusRashford, making Manchester proud.”

Down the M62, Liverpool additionally complimented Rashford, posting: “Youngsters in our area will profit due to the actions of this outstanding function mannequin.

“From Liverpool With Love.”

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And Tottenham, who Manchester United face on Friday, posted: “Wonderful work, @MarcusRashford. This may make an enormous distinction to so many younger individuals throughout our communities.”

Man United paid tribute to their star, saying: “A hero. An inspiration. Considered one of our personal. We’re so pleased with you, @MarcusRashford.”

Others from throughout the game had their say.

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Former England striker Gary Lineker praised Rashford for his “extraordinary marketing campaign and win”, posting: “Nice to see @ManUtd’s quantity 10 altering coverage at quantity 10.”

The Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation (PFA) described Rashford’s work as an “wonderful achievement”.

In the meantime, the Premier League has supported gamers’ needs for shirts to don the Black Lives Matter (BLM) message on the again as an alternative of their names for the primary spherical of matches after the restart.

Gamers will even be allowed to take a knee in a show of solidarity.

It comes as England stars Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lucy Bronze appeared in a video marketing campaign calling for change because of the BLM motion.

Gamers will even participate in a tribute for individuals who have died with coronavirus and to thank the NHS for his or her work through the disaster.

Premier League chief govt Richard Masters has insisted the messages usually are not overly political.

“I feel it’s a good factor that gamers are utilizing their voices to make what I feel are moral and valued judgements, somewhat than political statements,” he mentioned.

“They’re imagined to be unifying messages and we help them and so do the golf equipment.”

He added: “Now we have been speaking to the gamers about how they needed to reply to the 2 large points – COVID and the response to occasions in America and so they made clear what they needed to do to us and we and the golf equipment have been glad to help them, as have been the PFA and LMA.

“We’re snug, completely snug, to hearken to the gamers the place they’ve sturdy opinions and it is proper that they categorical them.”




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