Last yr, Rashford led a campaign to finish child food poverty and efficiently lobbied the British authorities to proceed offering free college meals in the course of the holidays.
The 23-year-old was awarded an MBE for providers to weak kids in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A number of the younger folks I meet — together with Marcus — they’re forward of the place I used to be once I was 23,” Obama mentioned in a Zoom name organized by publishers Penguin.
“They’re already making adjustments and being optimistic forces of their communities.
“Even in case you do one thing optimistic on a small scale, that is making a distinction, and it is the buildup of individuals doing optimistic issues over time that makes us a bit bit higher with every successive era.”
The Manchester United ahead mentioned it was “surreal” speaking to the previous U.S. President.
“I imply, it is fairly surreal, is not it? I’m sitting in my kitchen in Manchester, chatting with President Obama. But instantly he made me really feel comfy,” Rashford mentioned.
“It wasn’t lengthy earlier than I noticed simply how aligned our experiences as kids have been in shaping the lads you see right this moment — adversity, obstacles and all.”