Feel free to take a guess which England player said he would rather be like Cristiano Ronaldo before becoming the Prime Minister.
Everybody wants to be like Cristiano Ronaldo, even if that means giving up on becoming England’s Prime Minister. At least that’s what one of the youngest national team players believes after being questioned about his aspirations. If you haven’t guessed it by now, we are obviously talking about Marcus Rashford. The Manchester United star who has been at the forefront of several noble humanitarian causes. In fact, he became an MBE (Member of the British Empire) during the first year of the global pandemic.
Rashford fought for children’s rights to have food and housing throughout such a challenging time. But all these actions still haven’t persuaded him to get into politics. Football is what he still loves as he told the press via Goal earlier today: “Yeah I probably can [rule out being a politician] because it’s not something I grew up wanting to do. My mind’s not on that really but it was great speaking to him [Obama] and I’ve enjoyed speaking to people like that, learning from them and taking what I can from the stories that they tell me. It’s something I will always remember.”
Rashford prefers to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Then he went deeper about trying to copy everything Cristiano Ronaldo does: “To play against Portugal would be a great feeling for everyone in the squad because to play against some of the best players in the world, we want to test ourselves against the best. That’s the reason why push ourselves every day. We don’t want an easy ride, we want to play against the best teams in the world. We want to do well against them. For the players, it will be an amazing experience. Cristiano is an unbelievable player and it almost becomes normal when he defies the odds now, it’s just the way his career has been from the beginning, and it will be a great experience to play against him.
“Just watching him grow and develop into the player he’s become was the great thing about it because when he first started playing, he wasn’t the Cristiano that you see today or five years ago, he was a different player, he was always dribbling, always taking people on and then just as time went on he just turned into an animal. He was scoring, he was assisting, he’s 36 and he’s scoring goals left, right and centre, so I don’t have a bad word to say about him. I think he’s someone a lot of people look up to including me.”