Timothy Fosu-Mensah has spoken in gushing phrases about Marcus Rashford, revealing he used to be impressed through his former Manchester United team-mate to do charity paintings of his personal in Amsterdam.
Rashford has develop into one of the crucial main figures within the battle in opposition to kid poverty in the United Kingdom, running along meals charity FareShare to distribute greater than 12m foods to hungry youngsters around the nation.
He has used his platform to lend a hand have an effect on exchange on an enormous scale, and Fosu-Mensah – who got here in the course of the ranks with him at United sooner than leaving to enroll in Bayer Leverkusen closing month – says Rashford’s movements impressed him to lend a hand suffering households in his house town of Amsterdam.
Chatting with journalists in Germany, he stated: “What Marcus has been doing off the sphere is astounding. I have been with Marcus, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay and some of these guys for years and to peer what Marcus is doing impressed me.
“After I noticed what he used to be doing I did one thing for my space in Amsterdam which made him proud. He has an excessively large affect, and I am very happy with him.
“I have identified Marcus for a very long time, I do know his circle of relatives. He is at all times been an excellent man and I am thrilled for him and the way his occupation goes.
“I am lovely certain he’s going to get even higher as a result of he is a great participant and an excellent individual.”
When requested for element on his personal charity paintings, Fosu-Mensah defined: “I helped 100 households to get some loose groceries in Amsterdam. I believe it used to be within the first a part of the pandemic, in Might. It gave me an excellent feeling to be doing these items.”
Fosu-Mensah has briefly emerged as crucial participant for Leverkusen, beginning each and every in their closing 3 suits within the absence of Lars Bender, and is predicted to take action once more in opposition to Mainz on Saturday.
Chatting with PA previous this week about his choice to enroll in the Bundesliga membership closing month, he printed it used to be purely his choice – however that he maintains a excellent dating with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“It used to be my choice. The chief used to be excellent to me however on the finish I used to be now not enjoying so much,” the Dutchman instructed PA. “When you find yourself 22, 23, 24-years-old you want to be enjoying. I didn’t play a lot and I sought after to. It used to be the most efficient choice after all to move in different places the place I’d get extra mins.
“The membership and the chief have been excellent to me. I recovered from a large harm, they helped me, gave me mins – I performed within the FA Cup semi-final and the Europa League semi-final. However it’s vital to play often and to get my alternative within the nationwide staff too.
“However Bayer Leverkusen is a really nice membership with custom, excellent other people and excellent avid gamers.”