Rashford posts a positive message to United fans
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has posted a message of positivity to supporters, after the UK Government announced a new national lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the strict measures for England on Monday evening in a bid to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19.
It has been confirmed that elite professional sport will be allowed to continue and, therefore, United's matches, for both the men's and women's teams, will go ahead as things stand.
Rashford is currently preparing for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City and our homegrown hero hopes to provide a victory for fans to celebrate.
Marcus is pictured working hard at the Aon Training Complex in our latest gallery and, while sharing an image via his official Twitter account, the no.10 offered this message to his followers.
“Sometimes you just have to smile,” writes Rashford. “Hope everyone is feeling ok today, onwards and upwards, we’ll beat this soon enough. Just stay positive.”
Sometimes you just have to smile...— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) January 5, 2021
Hope everyone is feeling ok today, onwards and upwards, we’ll beat this soon enough just stay positive ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2QhAGUldYB
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also addressed the national lockdown during his press conference on Tuesday morning and admitted his squad is “privileged” to be able to keep playing at this difficult time.
As the manager explained, he hopes our fans can find some respite by watching the team and, hopefully, they will be celebrating a Manchester derby victory on Wednesday night.
“Of course, it’s a hard and difficult situation for everyone,” said Ole. “Last year - from March to now - was a testing time for everyone. We are privileged to play football under the protocols that we are working under. We hope that we can continue.
“I think mentally, for many, it would be a release to watch games now, especially when we’re in full lockdown again. We hope that we can continue, but we know that we have to work hard to stay within the rules and guidelines. We’re doing our best to keep the show on the road.”
Everyone at Manchester United hopes our supporters everywhere stay safe and remain well, and join us in following the guidelines.