Speaking during an England press conference, Marcus Rashford said: “It has been an unbelievable experience to play with Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He is one of my idols and someone I always looked up to. It’s something I can keep with me forever.
“I wish him all the best and we want to thank him for the things he’s done for Manchester United.”
Ronaldo is now officially a free agent after terminating his Man United contract ‘by mutual consent’ in the aftermath of his explosive Piers Morgan interview.
Rashford was actually preferred ahead of the 37-year-old by Erik ten Hag, playing in the no.9 role this season with Cristiano being left on the bench.