SPOTY: Man Utd ace Marcus Rashford shifts to joint-favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year award

MARCUS RASHFORD is joint favourite alongside Lewis Hamilton to win the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award.

The Manchester United star was recently named in the Queen's Birthday Honours  for his free school meals campaign.

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MPs recently rejected his bid to extend school meals but the England international was on hand to help staff at a food charity.

Rashford has since slammed Tory MPs saying they are making vulnerable children feel like they don't matter.

He wrote: "A significant number of children are going to bed tonight not only hungry but feeling like they do not matter," he said.

"We must stop stigmatising, judging and pointing fingers. Our views are being clouded by political affiliation. This is not politics, this is humanity."

His work in the community has seen Rashford jump from 3/1 to joint favourite with Lewis Hamilton at 2/1.

Sports Personality of the Year – Ladbrokes

Marcus Rashford – 2/1

Lewis Hamilton – 2/1

Tyson Fury – 4/1

Ronnie O'Sullivan – 5/1

Hamilton, who is yet to win the award, has had another stellar in F1 after equalling Michael Schumacher's 91-race win record.

And this year's SPOTY appears to be between the two stars – with Rashford for his work in the community and Hamilton for his brilliance on track.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Rashford might not be winning trophies with Man United any time soon but it looks like he'll be adding SPOTY to his growing list of personal accolades."

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