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Marcus Rashford believes he will play in goal for Man United at some point in the future

The England starlet idolised Tim Howard as a youngster and thinks he'll have to take the gloves at some point in his career

You’ve heard of Manuel Neuer.

You know about Ederson and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

But if you want to see a keeper play out the back like never before, just wait until Marcus Rashford gets himself between the sticks.

Sweeper-keepers are okay but wait until you see a winger-keeper in action

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Sweeper-keepers are okay but wait until you see a winger-keeper in action

Man United’s 20-year-old forward believes that he will be forced to take the gloves at some point in his career having played in goal as a kid.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Rashford said: “My first season, I went in net.

“The thrill of scoring a goal, you get that same thrill when you save a good chance.

“You watch, there’ll be a game … I’m going to get the gloves one day!”

Make it happen

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Make it happen

Here at Dream Team we are huge fans of football’s quirks and outfield players, particularly goalscorers, having to go in goal may well be our favourite thing the beautiful game has to offer.

Remember when Harry Kane went in goal the same game he scored a hat-trick for Spurs?

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As part of the same interview, Rashford revealed an unlikely childhood hero in the form of Tim Howard.

“Tim Howard was my idol,” he said. “I used to have a little Tim Howard shirt.”

The American keeper played at Old Trafford from 2003 until 2006, around the time Rashford graduated from Fletcher Moss Rangers to United’s academy as an eight-year-old.

Thankfully, somebody was wise enough to convince Rashford to trade keeping gloves for shooting boots.

Not who we would have guessed as Rashford’s idol…

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Not who we would have guessed as Rashford’s idol…

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