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Pep Guardiola to play goalkeeper Ederson outfield in the League Cup quarter-final

FALSE 9: Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson will play outfield for Man City in the League Cup due to his outrageous passing ability

Pep Guardiola will use goalkeeper Ederson outfield when Man City take on Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday.

Guardiola was convinced after watching Ederson pass Spurs off the park at the weekend.

The 24-year-old made more passes than Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen as he continues to redefine what being a goalkeeper actually means.


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The passing one

Lee Satchell, an unofficial spokesman for City, explained: “Pep doesn’t really have an option.

“The lads already call Ederson the ‘Brazilian Paul Scholes’ in training so it was only a matter of time before he was given a trot outfield.

“He’s threatened to start shooting from goal kicks if he wasn’t given a chance to show what he could do.

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A rare picture of Ederson with ball in hand

“With Brazil’s lack of midfield options he thinks he’s got a shot of making their World Cup squad.

“Honestly, you should see him in training. He doesn’t even bring gloves in any more. The lad could land a golf ball on a grain of rice with his left foot.

“He’s going to be on set pieces as well. And corners. I wouldn’t be surprised if he bags a hat-trick against Leicester.”

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