Marcus Rashford has reportedly broken up with his girlfriend after eight years of relationship.
The 23-year-old soccer player and 23-year-old Lucia Loi are said to have quit earlier this year, according to The Sun
However, a source told the publication that despite the fact that things have ended for the time being, there is still hope that the school treasures may reconcile after some time.
Sources said the couple broke up under “lockdown pressure” but still “loved and respected one another”.
Finished: Marcus Rashford reportedly broke up with his 23-year-old girlfriend Lucia Loi after an eight-year relationship after they met while they were in school together (pictured 2018).
A source close to the Manchester United star said: “After eight years, Marcus and Lucia decided to split up together.
“There is a strong mutual love and respect for one another after we meet at school, and there is an ongoing dialogue with the hope of reconciliation in the future.”
It is believed that Marcus and Lucia, who met in Ashton at the Mersey School in Greater Manchester, separated three months ago.
Ended: The footballer and Lucia Loi are said to have quit earlier this year, according to The Sun
The representative for Marcus said they had “no further comment” when contacted by MailOnline.
Lucia has supported Marcus in football games over the years, including the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
During England’s victorious game against Sweden in the quarter-finals, she was seen wearing a three-lions jersey with Rashford on her back.
After the World Cup, the duo flew to Barbados, where they could relax in the sun on a yacht day and have fun on a jet ski.
Lucia, who served as the account executive for Manchester company Sugar PR, is believed to have graduated with top honors in advertising and brand management last summer.
Support: Lucia has supported Marcus in football games over the years, including during the 2018 World Cup in Russia (pictured in a football shirt at the event).
A LinkedIn page under her name states that she attended Manchester University from 2014 to 2017.
A food redistribution charity that partnered with the star said donations from the English soccer player and fans have funded more than 21 million meals.
FareShare has served the equivalent of 128.5 million meals a year since March 23, 2020 – more than twice as many as in the last 12 months.
Marcus teamed up with the charity at the beginning of the initial lockdown, fearing school closings could cause millions of students to starve.
Possible reunion? A source told the publication that despite the fact that they ended it for the time being, there is still hope that the school treasures may “reconcile” after some time
During the summer vacation, he forced the government to turn around to free school lunch vouchers, and his petition urging the government to continue fighting child hunger hit 100,000 signatures just 10 hours after it was introduced.
Donations from Marcus and his fans have since funded the distribution of food equivalent to more than 21 million meals, with two-thirds going to children and families.
FareShare has also been supported by the UK government and retailers who are members of the Rashford Child Food Poverty Taskforce.
Amazing: After it was revealed that Marcus and his fans have distributed more than 21 million meals since the Covid first lockdown (pictured on FareShare Manchester in 2020).
The charity accepts food that cannot be sold in stores, for example due to packaging errors, short shelf life or overstock.
It is given to thousands of organizations across the UK including homeless shelters, school breakfast clubs, domestic violence shelters and food banks that distribute meals to families and individuals in trouble.
Marcus said in April: ‘It has been a real pleasure to be on this challenging but rewarding journey with FareShare last year.
“The staff, volunteers and families I met have been incredibly supportive of the stories they shared with me and are brave.
“I have made no secret of my desire to see an end to hunger and food insecurity, but FareShare is doing a phenomenal job of meeting the needs we have right now and I will continue to offer them as much support as they need. ‘
Help: Marcus forced the government to turn around to free coupons for school meals during the summer vacation (pictured FareShare Greater Manchester at New Smithfield Market with his mother).