Manchester United have acted admirably during this unprecedented lockdown period, helping the wider community as well as supporting their own.
As revealed by Goal journalist Charlotte Dunker on twitter, 180 academy players from the age groups Under-8’s to Under-16’s have been rewarded with gifts for the way they have been coping during lockdown.
The youngsters were lucky enough to receive a signed card from the great Captain Marvel Bryan Robson, as well as a letter from academy staff, filled with positive energy and encouraging the players to enjoy their time off as much as possible.
This is a fantastic gesture from the club who are aware of the hardships players are dealing with without football during these difficult times.
Of course, there are vulnerable people in the local community as well as their own players which the club have helped through offering food packages, protective equipment and making financial donations to NHS hospitals.
Marcus Rashford progressed through the academy ranks from a young age like so many at the club aspire to do and was impressed with the latest gesture his boyhood club has made.
See the letter and the gift below, courtesy of Dunker’s twitter account:
180 players from United’s u8s up to their u16s were sent gifts from the club this week including a signed Bryan Robson card and a football. The accompanying letter praised them for the way they’ve dealt with the past few weeks and encouraged them to enjoy their time off. 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/dd8uOTSmV9
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) May 27, 2020
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) May 27, 2020