Rashford left "sad" at his BBC documentary as he sets out new goal for 2021

Marcus Rashford has admitted that watching the BBC documentary chronicling his remarkable efforts in battling child food poverty left him "sad", as the Manchester United star set his sights on making even more of a difference.

The one-hour documentary 'Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain's Children' aired on BBC One at 7pm on Monday night, and showed the forward juggling his efforts to help some of Britain's poorest kids with playing upfront for United and England.

Rashford was shown in conversation with prime minister Boris Johnson during the programme, as well as travelling around the country and seeking to make a difference.

The United star tweeted: "I don’t even know why I’m so sad watching this.

"I’m just really proud of how far we’ve come and thankful to the game of football for helping us out.

"Just wish every child had the same opportunity. That has to be the goal for 2021 – an equal playing field for all."

Rashford went on to set out what he hopes to achieve in the new Year.

"2021 has to be the year of change and to commitment to combat child food poverty across the UK once and for all," he tweeted.

"If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that any one of us could fall into unforeseen circumstances. Now is the time for action.

"We need a long term sustainable framework to catch children falling through the cracks. That has to be the goal of 2021.

"To restaurant owners who have had Christmas Day bookings cancelled, I can’t imagine what you are going through but if you have excess produce, consider putting that to good use to help our most vulnerable.

"Let’s turn a negative into a positive. We can all play a role this winter."

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