Sheeran serenaded the group at their St George's Park headquarters as they sat around and enjoyed a barbecue.
He said: "I have to say he was a top, top man. He was a fantastic guy. Straight away he was very warm and as a performer everyone knows how good he is.
"It was great to have him outside playing a few songs and speaking to him. It was a really good night. To have him round for a few hours was nice."
He added: "It was very private, a bit of food, a barbecue. He jumped on the guitar and played a few songs. It was incredible. It was a bit surreal at times.
"He was sitting playing the guitar while we were eating food. I couldn't speak highly enough of him as a person. I thought he was brilliant and the lads really enjoyed it."
"I think Harry Kane sorted it out for him to come in," Kalvin Phillips told BBC Radio 5 Live. "He did a little sing-song while we were eating food."
Asked if there was a rendition of the classic Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds hit 'Three Lions' in Sheeran's exclusive set, the Leeds midfielder added: "To be honest he started playing it and then after 30 seconds he stopped."