Teachers astatine Marcus Rashford's aged superior schoolhouse accidental the "shy" pupil they retrieve is an inspiration up of England's Euro 2020 final.
Emma Roberts, caput teacher astatine the Manchester school, said Rashford, who spearheaded a escaped schoolhouse meals campaign, was "an implicit relation model".
Lerone Osbourne, 11, said helium took comfortableness from the striker's caller publication You Are A Champion aft an accident.
"Marcus says I americium a champion and it has helped maine to locomotion a bit," helium said.
Ms Roberts said the Manchester United prima inactive visits Button Lane Primary School successful Wythenshawe, adding: "I deliberation we consciousness similar helium is portion of the schoolhouse and the community, helium hasn't mislaid that."
"When helium comes successful you tin spot him unbend and helium is blessed to beryllium successful the building," she said.
"He has ever got clip for the children, helium makes them each consciousness important."
In November, the authorities confirmed it would walk much than £400m to enactment mediocre children and their families successful England, pursuing Rashford's run during lockdown.
Rashford has spoken astir relying connected escaped schoolhouse meals arsenic kid and was praised for his run by the erstwhile United States President Barack Obama earlier the Euros.
The England striker was awarded an MBE past autumn and has besides launched a publication nine to boost speechmaking among disadvantaged children.
Ms Roberts said: "On the pitch, helium is simply a fantastic subordinate and disconnected the pitch, helium is speaking up and lasting up for the rights of children."
She said it was "important for the children that his look is determination for them due to the fact that helium wholly inspires them".
Recalling what Rashford was similar arsenic a young pupil, teaching adjunct Anita Goulding said: "I retrieve Marcus arsenic being good behaved successful class. He was quiet, a spot shy and was ever smiling.
"He ever gives hugs to the teachers erstwhile helium comes."
Pupils person been penning poems up of England's archetypal European Championship last connected Sunday, erstwhile they look Italy astatine Wembley.
Naif Yeasir, 11, said: "I americium precise blessed due to the fact that helium is my favourite subordinate and I didn't cognize who helium was until I came to unrecorded successful England successful 2018."