MARCUS RASHFORD has paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo following the veteran’s Man Utd axe.
The Portuguese superstar was sacked by United after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV.
And Ronaldo is now on the hunt for a new club as he also looks for his first-ever World Cup win.
Former United pal Rashford has now hailed Ronaldo as one of his “idols.”
And the England star admits it was an “unbelievable experience” to play together for 18 months.
Rashford said: “It’s been an unbelievable experience to play with him.
“He’s one of my idols and someone I’ve always looked up to, so to have the opportunity to play with him was unbelievable.
“I’ll take that with me, and 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 has done for Manchester United and wish him all the best for the rest of his career.”
Rashford isn’t the first to open up over Ronaldo’s exit, with Bruno Fernandes first to break his silence.
Casemiro also had his say on the situation, having played with Ronnie for years at Real Madrid.
And it now remains to be seen where Ronaldo ends up, with the likes of Chelsea no longer thought to be interested.
There are also doubts over whether former club Sporting Lisbon will make a move.
But reports claim Ronaldo has already received a mega-money offer from the Middle East.
Saudi Arabian giants Al Nassr are believed to have presented Ronnie with a three-year deal worth an incredible £1.2million a WEEK.
David Beckham’s Inter Miami are also keeping tabs.
But they are thought to have made Ronaldo’s rival Lionel Messi their No1 target, with the Argentine set to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires next summer.