"When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it's humbling. We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving
recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot."
-- Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford
, 22, on becoming the youngest person to
receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester, for his campaign against child poverty. United legends Sir Alex Ferguson
and Sir Bobby Charlton
previously received the
award -- the highest honor the university can bestow. (BBC Sport