Rashford has made it all the way to the top as joint-favourite with Tyson Fury. The reason behind his rash rise is due to his many achievements outside the pitch. The young forward managed to set up a campaign helping disadvantaged schoolchildren and raised a staggering £20m as Rashford aims to eradicate poverty in the UK.
Rashford however, didn’t only leave it at that. He took it higher, all the way up to the government and thus persuaded Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend a food voucher scheme over the summer holidays which would provide meals for around 1.3 million children.
The Manchester United star strung a chord among the public via his open letter to MPs urging them to listen to him and reverse their decision on the free school meal vouchers, giving them an insight in how he grew up having to use food banks and receiving free meals as a kid.
All his hard work to ensure children all over the UK have access to food has made him extremely popular within the nation and earned him that joint-favourite spot to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year with odds of 6/4.
This 6/4 price comes just weeks after the Englishman was a high 50/1 with some bookmakers.