Lukaku helps Manchester United raise money for charity by auctioning off his art

After Manchester United placed two players, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian, on the transfer list, two of Lukaku’s teammates returned the favor by selling four pieces of art to charity to raise money for…

Lukaku helps Manchester United raise money for charity by auctioning off his art

After Manchester United placed two players, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian, on the transfer list, two of Lukaku’s teammates returned the favor by selling four pieces of art to charity to raise money for Manchester United’s Player in the Community charity.

After each player sold one piece of art, an auction was held to raise money for the club’s charity, and only half the money was returned to the artists. The money was split into two, and Manchester United rewarded the artists with a Nike soccer ball signed by Lukaku.

Lukaku took to Instagram to tweet:

How great to help @manchesterunited raises funds for the whole @manutd PICC and give artist our utmost respect as players and owners of the most famous club in world football. Thanks U2, Rob Lee and Morgan Schneiderlin. #mufc

The club is the latest in a string of soccer clubs to come up with charitable projects that include launching positive youth-oriented projects and, as Leïla Sarr wrote in The New York Times, the money that is raised for the club go directly back into the community that supports the team.

The night was also a much-needed moment of light for the troubled player and the team he plays for after a pre-season that saw Lukaku’s mother detained and released with a community service order.

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