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Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford has revealed who his childhood idol was, and it’s not somebody that many would perhaps expect.
A boyhood United fan, Rashford grew up watching the likes of Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, but the player he says he looked up to the most was American goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The 20 year-old star played in goal for a year as a youth player at local club Fletcher Moss, and recently admitted in an interview with the Sunday Times that he dreamt of following in Howard’s footsteps.
“My first season [at Fletcher Moss] I went in net,” he said. “The thrill of scoring a goal, you get the same thrill when you make a good save.”
“Howard was my idol. I used to have a little Tim Howard shirt. You watch, there’ll be a game [when he is called upon to go in goal]. I’m going to get the gloves one day!”
It’s hard to see Rashford ever displacing David de Gea in the United goal, but the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John O’Shea have both had to fill in as auxiliary stoppers down the years.
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