Cristiano Ronaldo sends Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford personally signed Real Madrid shirt with words of Encouragement .
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his gift-giving spree by sending Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford a signed Real Madrid shirt.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is busy preparing for a Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich in Germany but he made sure Rashford received the well wishes and jersey.
Rashford received a pair of red Nike Air Max 97 CR7 trainers earlier this month from the Portuguese and is now able to toast FA Cup semi-final success over Tottenham on Saturday with his personally signed Madrid shirt.
The two Nike athletes appear to have struck up a close friendship despite rarely crossing paths at Old Trafford during Ronaldo’s spell in England.
On the shirt, Ronaldo’s message to the young striker read: ‘To Marcus, keep up the good work.’
The gesture will be a welcome boost for Rashford as he will no doubt have been tinged with disappointment at not starting the FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham at Wembley.
Rashford impressed spectators in the Premier League against Bournemouth ahead of the cup competition but was replaced by Alexis Sanchez, who produced a man of the match performance.
Ronaldo is gearing up for a huge end to the season as his Madrid side, having floundered earlier in the campaign, are in touching distance of yet another Champions League final.
He has 15 goals already in the tournament this season – eight more than Roberto Firmino who is second-highest scorer – and is targeting a third straight Champions League title.