Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford extends his long-term sponsorship agreement with Nike with the deal ‘inclusive of a significant financial contribution’ towards the striker’s charitable work
- Marcus Rashford has extended his agreement with sportswear giants Nike
- The Man United and England star has been involved with Nike since he was 11
- The latest deal involves a ‘significant contribution to Marcus’ community efforts’
Marcus Rashford has extended his agreement with sports brand Nike – a partnership he has been involved in since the age of 11.
The Manchester United and England forward’s deal with the American sportswear brand was expiring this year, with the 23-year-old being chased by Nike’s fierce rivals – including Puma.
A statement from Rashford’s representatives said the agreement is ‘inclusive of a significant financial contribution towards Marcus’ community efforts’ – in a year where the footballer has impressed both on and off the pitch.
Marcus Rashford has extended his partnership with Nike who he has been with for 12 years
The Manchester United and England footballer has been involved with Nike since he was 11
D N May Sports Management announced on Twitter: ‘DNMay Sports Management are thrilled to confirm that @MarcusRashford has extended his long-term relationship with @Nike, a deal inclusive of a significant financial contribution towards Marcus’ community efforts. Now, focus turns to the EUROs.’
Rashford, who is currently away with England – who are also sponsored by Nike – ahead of the European Championships starting this weekend, himself tweeted: ‘Thank you to @dnmaysportsmgt for your continued support.’
The forward not only wears Nike boots during his matches, but he also promotes the company’s clothing wear.
In October 2020, Rashford fronted Nike’s new underwear range which the sportswear brand claim can be worn for any occasion. Two months later, he put two pairs of his special edition Nike Mercurial Superfly football boots to raise money ‘for people in need at Christmas’.
The move followed the footballer’s campaign to make free school meals available to poverty-stricken families during school holidays at the height of the coronavirus crisis.
The footballer has said the issue of child hunger was close to his heart as he experienced it growing up in Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester and was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his campaigning.
More to follow.