Very invested off the field, Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to speak on video with the former US president. The class!
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has revealed he spoke with former US President Barack Obama on a video call to discuss the place and influence of young people in society. The England international said speaking with the 44th president was a “surreal” experience.
He said their discussion topics included the importance of reading and community work. Rashford has become increasingly involved in social causes over the past two years, including leading a campaign to tackle child poverty during the health crisis.
“When President Obama speaks, all you want to do is listen”
And of course, he was very happy to talk to Barack Obama. “It’s pretty surreal isn’t it? I’m sitting in my kitchen in Manchester, talking to President Obama, but immediately he put me at ease. It didn’t take long before I realizes how much our experiences as children were aligned with forming the men you see today … adversity, obstacles and everything. I really enjoyed every minute of it. “, said the English striker.
“When President Obama speaks, all you want to do is listen”, he added, interested. For his part, the former US president is pleased to see young people invest in this way. “A lot of the young people I meet – including Marcus – are ahead of what I was when I was 23. They are already making changes and are positive forces in their communities.”, welcomed the American. As a reminder, the work of Marcus Rashford has been most fruitful.
His work has played a major role in enabling 1.7 million vulnerable children to be supported by a £ 520million government program and other projects have helped provide 130 million meals. Rashford has also been embroiled in a campaign against online abuse and racism in football, which he suffered following Manchester United’s loss to Villarreal in the Europa League final this week. In short, he is as good on the pitch as he is off!