New Marcus Rashford mural created to support Manchester United star
A new mural has been created in tribute to Marcus Rashford in Manchester city centre.
The Manchester United star has endured a difficult season on and off the pitch this year, with injuries keeping him out until October and he has struggled to perform at his best since returning to the club. stock. Rashford has just five goals to his name this season, by far his lowest tally since joining the first team.
As has become a grim inevitability of late, Rashford’s disappointing displays have led to the 24-year-old receiving repeated abuse on social media. Luckily, a lot of positive messages continued to flow his way, too, for all the brilliant work he’s done in and out of the game.
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Artist Reuben Dangoor wanted to reflect both the good and the ugly messages sent to Rashford in his new mural, created in collaboration with headphone brand Beats.
The stunning piece is near the northern quarter of the city, near the old fish market, and depicts a zen Rashford blocking out all the noise around him, represented by various emojis and social media posts. It also carries the message: “The form is temporary, the class is permanent”.
Reuben said on his Instagram post of the artwork: “Beats wanted to do something to show their support for Marcus, who is receiving a huge amount of abuse on social media. At the same time, highlighting the positive work he has done off the pitch and the impact it has had.”
On a following post, he tagged the mural: “The biggest piece I’ve ever worked on.”
The new mural is the second of its kind in Manchester, the other being located in Withington. The other room was at the center of controversy this summer after it was defaced with offensive graffiti following Rashford’s missed penalty in the EURO 2020 final.
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