Rashford: Charity work doesn't impact my football
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has had a busy few months and, while away with England, he was questioned whether his work to prevent food poverty has impacted his performances on the pitch.
“For me, no,” Rashford said.
“I have a team that works behind me and we make sure we’re all on the same page. A lot of the work is done months in advance and I think it’s important for me to keep doing that. It’s the only way for me to keep on top of it. Like you said, there’s a lot going on.”
“At the moment, I feel in a good head space and I’m comfortable doing the two things. I feel ready to train every day and play the games.
“If it was taking a toll, I’d have to look at a different way of doing things - find a way to support the kids and make sure my football career goes in the right direction.”
“I missed the last camp and wasn’t happy about it,” Rashford said.
“I’m just excited to come back with the team, play games and win games together. We’ve managed two wins so far and it’s important to finish it off right.”
“For me, I think the atmosphere of the squad is terrific. To be honest, we all understand we’re all together as one – especially in tournament football which, in the World Cup, you realise it the most,” he said.
“You need a squad to do great things. It’s a big strength of ours to have so many players who can make differences on the pitch. We have to work together, whatever way we can, to beat teams – it’s what we’ve got to do to get wins. The more opportunities we have to do that, it shows the strength we have.”
His next opportunity to show his quality will be on Wednesday night, against the Danes, before he returns to Manchester to prepare for our Premier League encounter with Newcastle United at St. James' Park.