Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rashford Is Latest Red to Meet Up with Ronaldinho

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rashford Is Latest Red to Meet Up with Ronaldinho

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MARCUS Rashford is the second United player to meet Ronaldinho during the close season.

Rashford, 19, has travelled to the Nike World Campus in Portland, Oregon, where he was introduced to the revered Barcelona and Brazil forward.

Ronaldinho, who almost joined United in 2003, recently met Jesse Lingard and also sent a congratulatory message to Angel Gomes after his United debut against Crystal Palace.

And the 37-year-old's mentoring of the Reds' academy graduates continued when he was introduced to Rashford this week.

"He has quality as a footballer, besides being a good and humble person," Ronaldinho said on Instagram. Rashford added it was 'nice to sit down and chat with the king'.

Sir Alex Ferguson prioritised signing Ronaldinho from Paris Saint-Germain 14 years ago to enhance United's attack after Ruud van Nistelrooy and Paul Scholes struck 64 goals between them in the titlewinning 2002-03 campaign. …

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