Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata has come out to say that Marcus Rashford should never stick to only football.
He recently revealed that the forward must be encouraged after his recent battles to help poor kids in England.
According to him, it is always important for all players to realise the platform that they have to change the world and he is very proud that Marcus has been doing just that.
He added that his family, team-mates and Mufc must be very proud of the man he is becoming as well.
His words, “It’s important for every player to realise the platform that we have, the message that we can get across and the amount of people that we can help,”
“I’m very proud of what Marcus has been doing. On the pitch, of course, we know how good he is and he is still performing very well but off the pitch also, the work he’s been doing over the last months has been great.
“He has improved the quality of life for so many kids in this country, which I’m sure everyone is proud of. His family should be proud of him, me, as a team-mate, and the club are very proud of him.
“And I think it’s important also to get the message that of course we are football players and our main focus is our professional life, which is training and playing football and being ready to perform but that doesn’t take away from having time to do these kind of things, which doesn’t take any focus away from our professional life.
“I’ve seen some people saying, Marcus should stick to playing football and things like that, which I don’t really agree with because he can do both, as he’s showing. And I’m very proud of what he’s done and he’s getting the reward he deserves.”
On Lampard, “You could feel from the first day that I arrived to Chelsea’s dressing room that he was a very intelligent man,”
“He knew a lot about football and he understood the game really well as a player. You could imagine that he would be a very good manager, like he’s showing now.”