Ronaldinho meets "humble" Marcus Rashford

Ronaldinho hailed Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford as "a good and humble person" after meeting the youngster.

Rashford, meanwhile, like many others in his generation of footballers, watched Ronaldinho become their idol in the 2000s and said, on Instagram"nice to sit down and chat with the king, Ronaldinho."

Ronaldinho: Rashford is "humble"

The 19-year-old has won many plaudits since breaking through at United in February 2016 with two consecutive doubles, initially on his debut and then also on his Premier League debut. This, though, will probably mean more than the praise of most has.

Ronaldinho posted a picture on Instagram with Rashford, accompanied with the caption, in Portuguese, "he has quality as a footballer, besides being a good and humble person."

Rashford has been on holiday since the end of the international fixtures, playing for England in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland, a 2-2 draw, and then in a friendly against France. He'll be heading back to United for pre-season training in mid-July before the Reds head off to the USA for a pre-season tour with games against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City .

Rashford on holiday before Man Utd pre-season tour of USA

Before then, he's been resting, including meeting Ronaldinho at a restaurant. Much of the time, he's been with fellow academy graduate Jesse Lingard. Having played more games than anyone else for Man Utd last season, his manager José Mourinho will be hoping he's fully fresh after a break of a month or so.