Manchester United show why Red Devils are a club to be proud of

In these uncertain times, nobody is sure when we will see Manchester United play again.

The first goal that goes in after this enforced break will feel like catharsis but there are other ways United can make Reds around the world proud in these testing times.

Three recent examples have come from a current player, club legend and behind the scenes.

Manchester United is a club to be proud of again.

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Matchday staff pledge

As per the BBC, United have committed to paying all their casual matchday staff for the rest of the season.

That remains the case, regardless of the decision taken over what happens to the rest of the campaign.

It could be cancelled or played behind closed doors but United will pay those staff who help get the games on ordinarily.

Money worries are affecting so many people up and down the country, especially casual or freelance staff.

United deserve great praise for their work in trying to ease those concerns any way they can.


Rashford’s school initiative

Schools across the UK will be closed indefinitely after they shut their doors this afternoon.

Marcus Rashford, currently sidelined himself through injury, has devised an initiative to help ease the impact on those now lacking free school meals.

The United hitman has got involved with FareShare UK to help ensure that their food distribution is altered so that no child misses out.

In a world where footballers can sometimes seem out of touch with reality, Rashford deserves immense praise for putting his platform to such good use.

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Neville’s generous gesture

Former Reds captain Gary Neville owns two hotels in the Manchester area, as well as being a successful pundit.

Neville announced on Twitter earlier this week that they would both be used exclusively by NHS Staff, free of charge for as long as needed.

That’s a hugely generous gesture, aimed at helping those who are putting their health at risk at present, for the greater good.

All three measures show that United are a club to be proud of, even when they’re not playing football.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.