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Marcus Rashford

The Manchester United forward is credited with forcing a government u-turn, following his open letter calling on the government to end child poverty.

The Manchester United forward is credited with forcing a government U-turn this week, following his open letter calling on the government to end child poverty and extend free school meals for children during the summer holidays.

Born in Wythenshawe and raised by a single mum, Marcus Rashford caught the eye of professional clubs at an early age. At first training with both Manchester City and Manchester United, he decided to dedicate himself to the Reds, and rapidly rose through the ranks.

He debuted for the senior squad at 17 years of age, scoring twice, and scored again when he was first called up for England.

A regular fixture for both United and England, he is now gaining attention for his philanthropic work, which is said to be inspired by the struggles he and his family faced when he was growing up.

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