‘Marcus Rashford could get a standing ovation on ANFIELD!’: Andy Robertson praises Manchester United striker for free school meals lobbying in lockdown
- Marcus Rashford garnered praise during lockdown for his work off the field
- He was instrumental in persuading the government to expand its free school meals scheme
- Andy Robertson himself provided essential funds for charity during the pandemic
- The Liverpool star is now setting up his own charity AR26 that works in football
As fans have returned on January 16, when Manchester United travel to Anfield in the Premier League, Andy Robertson thinks Marcus Rashford could receive a standing ovation from the Kop.
The attacker became the star of the football lockdown when he lobbied the government to reverse its decision to end free school meals.
Robertson himself made a crucial donation to Glasgow’s Helpline Back Onside and is in the process of setting up his own charity AR26, with the aim of helping the less fortunate through football.
Liverpool star Andy Robertson was impressed by Marcus Rashford’s lockdown off the field
The Manchester United forward began lobbying the government over free school meals
Rashford’s success leads Robertson to believe that Anfield could cheer the striker when he comes to visit
Robertson was also involved with Jordan Henderson’s Players Together fund during the lockdown and was also very impressed with the work of his rivals frontman.
The two words everyone says (during the pandemic) are ‘Marcus Rashford,’ the left back told the Times.
He had politicians reverse the decision (not to extend free school meals) because he wanted every child to be fed. What he did was great, excellent.
Once the fans are back in, Marcus Rashford could be the first Man United player to receive a standing ovation here.
Robertson made his own contributions for those struggling during lockdown in Glasgow
“He would certainly deserve it, because thousands of families are now fed.”
After cheering on him, Liverpool will soon have to turn their attention to stopping Rashford when they face each other, with the Englishman emerging both on and off the field last season.
Virgil van Dijk will be the main center-back charged with marking Rashford, but the powerful Dutchman had a tough start to his season last weekend.
The former Ballon d’Or number two conceded three goals and blamed Patrick Bamford’s 30th-minute equalizing goal in a 4-3 win over newly promoted Leeds United, but Robertson was keen to remind viewers of the quality from the world-class center-back. .
Virgil van Dijk had a difficult start to his Premier League season, but his teammate is supportive
“When he makes a mistake, everyone is shocked and that shows how good he is,” added Robertson.
“It’s a bit like when Lionel Messi misses an opportunity.
‘He has the whole package as center back: so strong in the air, physical, fast, good on the ball, a leader, he orders. He is great to play with. ‘