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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford forced Boris Johnson into a humiliating U-turn over free school meals by knowing when to speak and when to stay silent, writes Don Anderson

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford forced Boris Johnson into a U-turn on providing free school meals over the summer

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford forced Boris Johnson into a U-turn on providing free school meals over the summer

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford forced Boris Johnson into a U-turn on providing free school meals over the summer

Professional footballers enjoy some of the higher reputations among professional athletes.

That has everything to do with the popularity of football, its status as the national game of the UK, its worldwide popularity and the sumptuous lifestyle of those at the highest levels of the game.

Top footballers have become icons of success and role models, particularly for the young, who aspire towards the lifestyle.