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6-year-old Mario asked for Marcus Rashford to be his friend for his birthday
(Image: Twitter/BBC Radio Manchester)

VIDEO: One of two items on six-year-old’s birthday list includes “Marcus Rashford as my friend”

Wish comes true.

When my 6 year old writes his birthday list and wants a dog and Marcus Rashford as his friend! 😳 I might have once disappointed son. @MarcusRashford pic.twitter.com/Xf3zWbEtbC

— Debbie Gray (@DebthewebGray) October 8, 2020

Young fan Mario had just two wishes for his 6th birthday: a dog, and for Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford to be his friend.

The boy’s mother shared a photo of the wish list on Twitter, lamenting the fact that she might have “one disappointed son”.

Mario asked for @MarcusRashford to be his friend for his birthday ⚽️

And the #MUFC striker responded brilliantly 👏

The only problem was, Mario didn't believe it 🤩 pic.twitter.com/ozRfeMKrbs

— BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) October 9, 2020

However, the tweet went on to receive a lot of attention and eventually came to the notice of Rashford, who replied wishing Mario a happy birthday “from his friend”.

Debbie Gray then filmed her son’s disbelieving reaction as she relayed him the good news, a clip that was picked up by BBC Manchester.

This is actually so sweet. Make sure you wish him a happy birthday for me. Tell him it’s from his friend ♥️

— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 9, 2020