PHOTO: What Cristiano Ronaldo Sent To Marcus Rashford Shows His Class

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Marcus Rashford just landed the sweetest ever gift from one of the best players in football, and the 20-year-old Manchester United striker will never forget the gesture.

Rashford has made 47 appearances for United this season, scoring 12 goals in return. It may not have been the season he wanted in terms of goal returns, but given his age, it is surely a step-by-step progression.

The versatile player has been praised largely by manager Jose Mourinho, and the starlet has a bright future ahead of him.

It has been a tough going for the promising forward since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, who has taken the left berth of a 4-3-3 attacking system under Jose. But the player knows he has the time to develop under the reputed manager, who has won it all in his illustrious career.

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The England international received a special jersey as a gift from former Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid record goal-scorer sent Rashford an iconic Real Madrid home jersey that bears his name. It also consisted of his signature and a special note, which read: “To Marcus. Keep up the good work.”

This shows that the Portuguese maintains an eye on Rashford’s performance, as he clearly feels the player could go on to become an icon in the coming years.

In fact, this hasn’t been the first time the 33-year-old has sent the young Englishman a gift. At the start of the month, Rashford was also seen showing off his new pair of red Nike Air Max 97 CR7 shoes, which were also from the Red Devils’ legend.

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What the message will do for Marcus is that it will give him added confidence going forward when representing United on the pitch.

Ronaldo is a role model for every young player, alongside Lionel Messi, and the United academy graduate will surely hope to follow the legend’s footsteps in creating a name for himself.

Meanwhile, the Real Madrid superstar will be in action for the La Liga heavyweights in the semi-final first leg tie against Bayern Munich in the Champions League later tonight.

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