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Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United: Marcus Rashford plays key role in home win

Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United: Marcus Rashford plays key role in home win

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Marcus Rashford played a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second place in the Premier League.The England striker helped the hosts overcome a stuttering start when he lashed in an 18th goal of the season by beating Karl Darlow at the near post after 30 minutes. Allan Saint-Maximin then scored a deserved equaliser with his first goal since coming back from a two-month absence caused by coronavirus symptoms, slamming in after Harry Maguire failed to clear. The Newcastle winger then threatened again early in the second half, but the game turned after 57 minutes when Daniel James re-established the lead.That led to the visitors' confidence draining away, with Rashford then earning a penalty as he drew a foul from Joe Willock before Bruno Fernandes kno...
Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

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Last updated on 30 January 202130 January 2021.From the section Man UtdManchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he was subjected to "humanity and social media at its worst" after receiving racist abuse on Saturday night.The 22-year-old, who was awarded the MBE for his work fighting child food poverty, received multiple racist messages on Instagram on Saturday. They were sent to the England striker after his club's 0-0 draw with Arsenal."I'm a black man and I live every day proud that I am," he said on Twitterexternal-link. "No-one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So sorry if you were looking for a strong reaction, you're just simply not going to get it here."I'm not sharing screenshots. It would be irresponsible to do so and as you can imagine there's nothi...
Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker scores hat-trick after 1m signatures

Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker scores hat-trick after 1m signatures

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Marcus Rashford has been the talk of the country off the pitch and once again displayed his prowess on it.In a week when the England international has rallied support in his bid to take on the government in the fight to provide free meals for deprived schoolchildren, he also served up a wonderful hat-trick in the Champions League.Told to "stick to football" and accused of "virtue signalling" by some, Rashford displayed his powers at multi-tasking - showing it is possible to be a campaigner at the same time as a goalscorer - by coming off the bench to net his first senior hat-trick for Manchester United in the 5-0 win over RB Leipzig.The 22-year-old did not arrive until just after the hour mark, but then netted three times in 16 minutes in a virtuoso display of clinical finishing.Manager Ol...
Queen’s Birthday Honours: Marcus Rashford becomes MBE

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Marcus Rashford becomes MBE

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Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section SportEngland and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has become an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.The footballer, 22, campaigned for the government to allow about 1.3 million children to claim free school meal vouchers in England's summer holidays during the coronavirus pandemic.Rashford, who has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend that scheme, said the MBE was a "nice moment".Great North Run founder Brendan Foster has received a knighthood.A Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion, Foster competed at three Olympics for Great Britain before beginning a commentary career in 1980.He founded the Great North Run - the UK's biggest running event in terms of participation - the following year, and went on to cover nine su...
Marcus Rashford calls for government free school meals U-turn

Marcus Rashford calls for government free school meals U-turn

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Media playback is not supported on this device Marcus Rashford has called on the government to reverse a decision not to provide free school meal vouchers during the summer, saying that "the system isn't built for families like mine to succeed".The Manchester United and England forward has raised about £20m to supply three million meals to vulnerable people while working with charity FareShare UK during the coronavirus lockdown.Campaigners have threatened to bring legal action against the government for not extending the food voucher scheme into the summer holidays. In