Marcus Rashford’s girlfriend joins smart WAG group who combine brains and beauty with first-class degrees


MARCUS Rashford is not the only footballer to have a Wag who has really made the grades.

The Manchester United and England star will have been chuffed when his girlfriend Lucia Loi this week graduated with a first-class honours degree.

She is the latest in a squad of women who are scoring major life goals to rival their famous football star fellas.

Many have earned good degrees and gone on to forge successful careers for themselves in business, science and more.

Here, Yasmin Harisha reveals the Wags who studied hard – and are working harder. 

Wife of Jordan Pickford, Everton. Degree in Childhood Studies.

JORDAN is a goalie – and it looks like Megan is a keeper.

The England footballer met his childhood sweetheart at St Robert of Newminster RC secondary school in Washington, Tyne and Wear when she was 14.

Megan, 23, went on to graduate from Sunderland University with a 2:1 in 2017.

In February last year she gave birth to their son Arlo.

Jordan, 26, wore ripped jeans at their register office wedding in March before they flew to the Maldives.


Fiancee of Harry Maguire, Manchester United. Degree in Science and Physiotherapy

FERN and Harry have been dating since they were teenagers in Sheffield.

She shares her fiancé’s passion for football and graduated with first class honours in 2017.


The couple’s first child, daughter Lillie Saint, was born in April 2019, followed by second baby Piper Rose in May this year.

Devoted mum Fern, 25, and Harry, 27, now live in Manchester after the England defender moved to the Red Devils from Leicester for a record £80million fee.

Wife of Phil Jones, Manchester United. Degree in Business and Management.

IT is not only Phil who is good at defending – Kaya proved she was pretty good at it too when her husband came under criticism after signing for Manchester United.

When a Rovers fan told her on Twitter that Phil was no longer welcome in Blackburn, she hit back: “Well, good job he doesn’t live, nor is from, your town then, isn’t it!”

Kaya, 29, met Phil, 28, when she was at uni in Blackburn.

In 2015 she took time out to help nurse him back to health after the club doctor found a blood clot in the defender’s calf.


Girlfriend of Marcus Rashford, Manchester United. Degree in Advertising and Brand Management.

AFTER spending three years studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Lucia this week graduated with a first class honours degree in Advertising and Brand Management.

The qualification and her top grade has set her on course for a successful career in PR or the media.

Manchester United star Marcus and Lucia, who are both 22, started dating when they were at school.

After Marcus broke into United’s first team in 2016 – scoring two goals on his debut – he celebrated by playing pool in their common room at Ashton on Mersey School, in Sale, Gtr Manchester.

Lucia later cheered him on from the stands when he played for England against Colombia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Her success comes after hero Marcus persuaded the Government to give kids who usually get free school meals weekly £15 vouchers during the summer holidays.

Wife of Fred, Manchester United. Degree in Chemical Engineering.

IN photos, Monique is noticeably taller than 5ft 7in Fred – and intellectually she towers over the midfielder too.

The 29-year-old brainbox is a chemical engineer at Rio de Janeiro’s Centre For The Development Of Nuclear Technology.

The Brazilian couple went public with their relationship in January 2016.

They announced their engagement in February 2019 and tied the knot five months later.

Fred, 27, and Monique have a son, Benjamin, who was born in January.

Wife of Alisson Becker, Liverpool. Doctor, World Health Organisation envoy

NATALIA is a doctor in Brazil and an ambassador for the World Health Organisation.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, 25, met her in 2012 while she was ­studying.

The Brazilian pair, who got hitched in 2015, have a year-old son, Matteo, and daughter Helena, three.

Natalia, 28, has 251,000 followers on Instagram.

She uses her huge social media platform to talk about health – as well as posting pictures of her happy family life.

Wife of Mo Salah, Liverpool. Degree in Business, biotechnologist

MAGI graduated from the Faculty of Commerce in Alexandria, Egypt and now works as a biotechnologist.

She met Liverpool winger Mo when they were at school in the Egyptian city of Basioun in the province of Gharbia.

They married in 2013 and now have a six-year-old daughter, Makka.

Magi, 26, rarely makes public appearances but she can often be spotted in the stands cheering on her 28-year-old husband.

The devout Muslim couple return to Egypt every Ramadan.

Wife of Rui Patricio, Wolves. Psychologist and sex therapist

IN the run-up to the 2018 World Cup, Vera urged the manager of the ­Portugal team to let his players ­masturbate before matches to make them less stressed when they play.

At least she knows what she is talking about – the wife of Portugal goalkeeper Rui, 32, is a qualified sex therapist and psychologist.

Vera, also 32, wrote a book called Manual Of Seduction.

One of her erotic tips for couples is to draw cards – and the person with the lowest number has to remove an item of clothing.

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