Kylian Mbappe was among the many players that sent Marcus Rashford a message of support following his crucial miss in the Euro 2020 final penalty shootout defeat to Italy.
Rashford was the first of three England players to miss a spot-kick as his effort hit the post, while Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka both had their penalties saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma
Mbappe went through a similar heartbreak as his penalty miss against Switzerland in a shootout in the last-16 sent France crashing out of the tournament.
The 22-year-old has now offered his support to the Manchester United star.
According to The Athletic, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar was one of the first players to privately message Rashford following his miss in the penalty shootout.
Reports claim that he likened Rashford's miss to his against Switzerland and told the striker to 'stay positive'.
In a statement released on his social media channels on Monday, Rashford admitted he felt he had 'let everyone down' and says the mural set up in Withington 'had me on the verge of tears'.
He wrote: "I don't even know where to start and I don't know how to put into words how I'm feeling at this exact time.
"I've had a difficult season, I think that's been clear for everyone to see and I probably went into the final with a lack of confidence.
"I've always backed myself for a penalty but something didn't feel quite right. During the run up I was saving myself a bit of time and unfortunately the result was not what I wanted.
"Final. 55 years. One penalty. History. All I can say is sorry. I wish it had gone differently."
The FA, Man United and Arsenal along with Boris Johnson and Gareth Southgate have publicly condemned the racist abuse hurled towards the England players who missed penalties.
Investigations have been launched into locating the individuals and holding them responsible for their in despicable actions.
What do I see?? I see bravery, I see courage, I see 3 kings :heart: @MarcusRashford @BukayoSaka87 @Sanchooo10 pic.twitter.com/sC9pOjOTOs
- Anton Ferdinand (@anton_ferdinand) July 12, 2021
In a bid to kick racist abuse out of football, share your condolences and messages of support on the players social media pages.
Those that racially abuse players are not true England fans and are not wanted in this beautiful game.
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