The degree is the highest honour the University can award, and Rashford is its youngest recipient, after his successful campaign against child poverty.
Free Food Campaign
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Government announced a decision to end their free food voucher program for schooling children, one which Rashford was once a beneficiary.
Marcus Rashford has been a joy to watch this season. He is the Red’s joint-top scorer and is having his best-ever season in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals and assisting seven more.
The Englishman has also not been left out of the Manchester club’s recent resurgence as they sit on the back of a 19 game unbeaten run.
In their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Thursday, Rashford showed great composure to open the scoring for the Red Devils. He then set up the second for Anthony Martial, after skillfully beating three Palace players.
Manchester United sit fifth, only behind fourth-placed Leicester by goal difference.
With the curtain drawing near in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men face West Ham and Leicester, two pivotal games in their chase for a top-four finish.
Before that, they travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for an FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea.
In the UEFA Europa League, Manchester United have a second leg knockout game against LASK, after their 5-0 first leg demolition of the Austrian club in March.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to finish the season on a high note, he would need his players to continue their spectacular showing, and Marcus Rashford has proven he can be a force, both on and off the pitch.