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  • You Are a Champion

  • How to Be the Best You Can Be
  • By: Marcus Rashford, Carl Anka
  • Narrated by: Kenton Thomas
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Summary

I want to show you how you can be a champion in almost anything you put your mind to.

Marcus Rashford, MBE, is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch—but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an ordinary kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now the nation's favourite footballer wants to show you how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’ own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very best that you can be.

It shows kids how to:

  • Be comfortable with who you are—you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!
  • Dream big
  • Practise like a champion
  • Get out of your comfort zone and learn from your mistakes
  • Navigate adversity in a positive way
  • Find your team
  • Use your voice and stand up for others
  • Never stop learning

With an afterword by Tim S. Grover.

©2021 Marcus Rashford (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Just out Marcus my favourite footballer Is amazing and inspiring
So do not stop read

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Everyone has the potential to be a champion

It is incredible to think that Marcus Rashford is still only 23 years old. He has made a huge impact on the world so far playing football for Manchester United and England (scoring on his debut for both). He hit the front pages of the papers too in 2020 and for all the right reasons challenging the government to provide free meals to hungry children during the COVID pandemic, and winning.
In this short book, Marcus talks about his own story and what drives him to succeed. It is aimed at young people and he describes it as the sort of book that he would have liked when he was aspiring to greatness. We learn that he is the youngest of five and his love of Coco Pops. He encourages readers to become the best version of themselves they can be and to define success as trying your best and this will lead to increased confidence.
These are wise words indeed and he challenges readers to look at themselves in the mirror for ten seconds every morning and to ask themselves what they want their day to be like.
Learning, of course, never stops and the only competition in life is with yourself. This is an excellent and inspiring book and I liked it so much I bought a copy for my nephew who loves football. Five stars.

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Frankie deane

Couldn’t of enjoyed that anymore more than motivating for me to achieve my dreams as a professional footballer as I thought I was close but never been so far away you showed me how hard you need to work in and out of football and to always be a good person aswell 👍

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Enjoyed by 9&7 year old.

Great analogies that I will be using with my boys. Raises my respect for Marcus even more in how he just wants to help and pass on his strong family and friend values.

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Great advice made simple

While this book is targeted at children, I found it genuinely helpful as grown-up, too! These are truths that we would all do well to remember.

The book also provides insight into Marcus as a person, showing some of the influences that made him who he is today.

A must-buy for the young people in your life, or for anyone who prefers their self-help books brief and to-the-point.

I'm quite amazed that Marcus and Carl managed to cram so much valuable information and advice into such a small package. In today's busy world, I'd like to see more books like this one! I'll definitely re-listen in the future.

As usual, Marcus Rashford has set an example that puts most of us to shame!

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Awesome

Awesome guy, fantastic book, I haven't got any about football but I've been following this young man since last year because of the awesome work he's doing. A great book by all standard. Simple but fantastic.

Good read, recommended

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I am not a child but I am a massive fan o

I am a Massive Marcus Rashford fan and I am very Supportive of Everything He does This Book is Amazing and I hope this Book will be a Great help to Many kids that have Dreams of what they want to do this Book encourages the Children from All walks of life of how to be whatever they want to be, I Applaud Marcus for being Such an inspiration to Many. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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A very important book for happiness, helping others and self belief...

Tremendous. I cried. Not only is this an important and inspirational book for children, but also adults. What an incredibly gifted and human being Marcus is: a credit to his family. Just shows you what you can achieve if you work hard and believe. I think everyone will be moved/changed by reading this book and must read it. Well done, Marcus!!

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