Marcus Rashford dubbed ‘nicest man in football’ for learning sign language

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was dubbed the “nicest man in football” for learning sign language.

The Englishman has been out injured since the middle of January after picking up a back injury against Wolves.

But he has kept busy off the pitch, making an incredible gesture to a deaf supporter last month.

The United forward was sent a letter from Sheryar, asking him to judge their World Book Day poetry competition.

With the literature day arriving on March 5, Rashford kept his promise – and footage as emerged of him preparing for a visit to the deaf supporter’s school.

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In the clip, he is sat down with a sign language expert and BBC reporter Sally Nugent.

They start off with “Good morning”, signalled by holding a thumb up and tapping both sides of the chest.

And “Well done” is achieved by rolling both thumps up continuously upwards.

Rashford decides to have a go at this gesture – but ends up saying something very different.

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“Oh no, that’s actually the sign for milk,” the sign language tutor can be heard saying as the United star shakes his thumbs next to each other.

The 22-year-old bursts out laughing at his gaffe.

This footage was shared by BBC Breakfast on Twitter on Thursday, where it has been viewed more than 30,000 times.

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It was soon republished on Reddit, where the United faithful were full of admiration.

“Marcus, we love you,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “He is unmatched.”

While a third gave the forward a new title.

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“Nicest guy in football,” they said.

And a fourth added: “It’s hard not to like him.

“Proud to be a fan of him.”

With a fifth simply writing: “He’s a good lad.”

Fans think he may be looking for mischief , though, after buying a new house for his mum.

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