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Rashford Reveals Why Man United Allowed Him Join Their Academy

Rashford Reveals Why Man United Allowed Him Join Their Academy

Marcus Rashford has spoken of how Manchester United allowed him to join their academy programmes early after his mother let them know of tough circumstances at home.

England forward Rashford has helped charity FareShare reach a goal of supplying three million meals to vulnerable children in the United Kingdom by the end of June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday ,  Rashford published an open letter pleading with the UK government not to stop a food voucher scheme , which was set up to guarantee meals to children when schools were shut down in March , next month.

In the letter , Rashford spoke about his own experiences growing up and went into more details during an interview with the BBC .

He revealed his mother , Melanie , had spoken to the Red Devils about their home situation and United allowed him to join up at age 11 rather than 12.

“My mum was a single parent ,

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she had five kids all living in the same house. The programme that I started at 11 years old , you’re supposed to start it at 12 years old , ” he said.
“It basically gives you accommodation closer to the training facilities and a new school and she worked that hard to push it forward because she knew that was a step I needed to take.
“I needed to be eating the right food as I was growing , I needed to be close to my team-mates , my new school and my new school friends. She made that decision when I was 11 years old and United allowed it.
“That was the reason I ended up going at a younger age to the others , it was to help my mum with her situation and also get me out of the situation we were in. So there is always a big element of sacrifice to get to the top level and that’s the one we had to make.”

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