Marcus Rashford Discloses What He Did With the Special Gift Cristiano Ronaldo Presented to Him

Marcus Rashford Discloses What He Did With the Special Gift Cristiano Ronaldo Presented to Him

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo were teammates at Manchester United
  • The Portuguese star gifted the Manchester United forward a special gift
  • Rashford has disclosed what he did to the present gifted to him by the Al Nassr forward

Cristiano Ronaldo's enduring impact on the world of football has consistently left a lasting impression on both his teammates and managers.

The Portuguese icon, who has dominated the for the better part of the last 15 years, has emerged as a role model for numerous young footballers, including Manchester United's forward, Marcus Rashford.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford celebrate after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Manchester United and Sheriff Tiraspol. Image: Naomi Baker.
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The 26-year-old, who was teammates with Ronaldo between 2021 and 2022, has not hidden his admiration for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner and in a recent interview with Sneaker Shopping, the England star recounted a memorable encounter with Ronaldo, where the Portuguese star presented him with a distinctive gift.

Rashford on Ronaldo's present

Rashford revealed that Ronaldo had presented him with the Nike Air Max 97 CRY Red trainers, which Goal reports are valued at £145, just before Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus in 2018.

Despite the appeal of the sneakers, the forward confessed that he has refrained from using them, explaining,

"No one can touch them! He was one of my favourite players growing up. I like the shoes. I would love to wear them shoes, but if I messed them up, then I don't know what I'd do to myself. So, I'm just better off keeping those ones away."

Having shared the pitch 39 times with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Rashford and Ronaldo collaborated for two goals before Ronaldo's unceremonious departure to Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr.

While Rashford had a successful 2022-23 campaign, his performance has faced challenges in the current season, with just one goal scored in 16 appearances across various competitions.

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Ronaldo’s Al Nassr to feature in UCL

In a previous Sports Brief report, it was suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo could make an unexpected UEFA Champions League debut with the Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr.

Recent reports have surfaced indicating that UEFA has extended an invitation to the Riyadh-based club to participate in Europe's prestigious club competition.

However, it is important to highlight that the official stance of the European football governing body on this matter is yet to be confirmed, as no official comment has been released at this time.

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Ero Samson
Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).