Robert Rashford is the celebrity father of England-born professional footballer Marcus Rashford.
He plays for Manchester United and the England national team as a forward.
As a father, he acts as an agent of his son, Marcus.
Marcus Rashford is the youngest player to be awarded an honorary doctorate
Manchester United star Marcus, 22, has become the youngest player to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
Marcus, who started playing football from the age of seven, was also the youngest player of England to score on his first international match in his senior career.
He always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer and making everyone proud.
His dream has come true due to his consistency, dedication, and commitment towards achieving his dream goal.
He was also honored with MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to vulnerable children during COVID 19 pandemic.
His work has indeed made everyone proud.
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Robert was married to Melanie Rashford. Their married life was not smooth, and later, they parted away from one another.
She is working as a cashier at Ladbrokes Online betting. Robert re-married and share children with her too.
Left his wife alone with five children to raise them on her own
Robert left his wife alone with five children to raise them on her own. She became a single parent to her children.
As a single parent, she raised all her kids despite facing circumstances that came her way.
As a doting mother, she sacrificed everything for the happiness of her children.
As per the source, his name is not on the birth certificate of his son, Marcus.
Born to his parents, Robert and Melanie, he shares four siblings. His eldest sibling is his sister Chantelle.
His eldest brother Dwaine Maynard is helping Marcus in handling all his business affairs.
He has another elder brother and sister, Dane Rashford and Claire Rashford.
Dane, a bodybuilder, is also helping in managing the career of his brother, Marcus.
He also has one paternal half-sister, Tamara Rashford, a finalist of a beauty pageant, Miss England 2019.
The bond between siblings is strong. Marcus always said that he would look after his mother and brothers.
Lavish home of Marcus
A successful footballer, Marcus is currently dwelling at his lavish mansion, which he bought four years back.
The six-bedroom house in Cheshire with five bathrooms, four reception halls, wide gardens, double garage is worth £1.85 million.
Before that, he had bought an £80,000 house for his mother in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
He has currently purchased a private golf course intending to make a new mansion side by.
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Is Marcus his biological son?
The question of whether he is the biological father of Marcus or not is raised after a shocking revelation of Ex-Ghanaian footballer Michael Boye Marquaye who claimed Marcus to be his biological son.
In an interview with Ghanaian radio station Star FM in 2020, he revealed having a relationship with Marcus’s mother Melanie 22 years back.
He said Marcus is his biological son and claimed that Marcus knows it, having said they have not seen each other for several years.
Marcus was initially angry with him, thinking he abandoned him, but that was not the case. He wanted the world to know that he was his biological son and that he possessed Ghanaian roots.
He further added many people are trying to reach him in an attempt to get a new story and make news, but he is not the type of person who looks for an easy way to get money and become famous, and there are a lot of things he has prepared to show Marcus when he meets him.
He only wanted to make things clear and let the world know that Marcus has Ghanaian roots because he is from Ghana. However, Marcus has not responded on the matter publicly to date.
The struggles and the sacrifices his ex-wife faced while raising their kids as a single mom
His ex-wife Melanie Maynard during an interview with BBC breakfast, opened up her struggles and sacrifices she made throughout their kids’ childhood.
She revealed doing three jobs without which she would not have been able to cook a pot of food.
She said of Marcus telling the story from how he sees it, and the words he has been saying are from his bottom of the heart.
Recalling her past, she added that sometimes the situation would be so bad that she would instead feed her kids rather than herself.
There were times when she didn’t get anything to eat and when her kids asked if she have had hers, then for their satisfaction, she would reply saying she had.
And sometimes, they didn’t have a loaf of bread in the house. Hearing his mom, Marcus replied, saying he did not see all the struggles and sacrifices she made as a weakness but helped appreciate everything ten times more.
As per him, in sports, one has to have something behind that keeps pushing. When one comes from pain and struggle and pain, it switches and becomes one’s drive and motivation.
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The net worth of Robert is not disclosed.
His son, Marcus, is a real gem whose name and fame have skyrocketed as an exceptional player and a philanthropist.
He has earned a massive amount from his career.
Before his twenties, he bought a luxury house for his mom and later a mansion for him. His net worth is:
|Marcus Rashford||2020||£65-£85 million|
- Robert was born in 1965. He is currently 55 years old.
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