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Manchester United legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson has lauded the club duo Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata for their charitable work as he insisted “football people aren’t idle”.
Rashford’s efforts resulted in the government extending the free school meals scheme into the summer and giving £400million winter grant scheme to support struggling families this winter. Meanwhile, Mata set up the Common Goal project in 2017 so that footballers could donate a percentage of their wages to charitable causes.
And speaking about the United duo’s contribution, Ferguson told the Daily Mail: “He’s always been a good kid. He joined us when he was nine years of age.
“When you see people’s demeanour, behaviour, way of carrying themselves and ability to change things, that’s him. He’s got that.
“He’s come from a working-class background and he knows what it’s like. When I was at school you had the free dinners and Marcus knows exactly what that’s like.”
Then he added: “I know the boy at United, Juan Mata, who gives a percentage of his wages to charity.
“Look at what Rashford has done. Not all footballers are out buying cars. There’s a big percentage with a big heart. Football people aren’t idle.”
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