Marcus Rashford has named his dream Manchester United six-a-side team – without naming himself.
The England international has been keeping supporters entertained during this unprecedented lockdown period with an Instagram live question and answer session with Bleacher Report.
Rashford was initially asked to name his ideal five-a-side, but added an extra player as he based his selections around the great United team he watched growing up as a fan.
But there was also room in the side for United number one David De Gea, who has been the club’s best player in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.
“So at the back I’d have Rio Ferdinand. In net I’d have De Gea, but it’s a close one between him and Van der Sar,” Rashford said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“When I was a kid Van der Sar was one of the best keepers and obviously playing with David has been great, so I’d have to put David in there.
“Then I’m all-out attack from there. I’d have Scholesy in front of Rio, I’d have Giggs on the right Ronaldo on the left and Rooney up front – I’m not putting myself in.”
Rashford’s selection of De Gea shows how highly regarded the Spaniard still is amongst his United teammates. De Gea may not have enjoyed his best form over the last 18 months, but is still a firm fan favourite and respected as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
It will be very interesting to see what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chooses to do with Dean Henderson next season. The 23-year-old, on loan at Sheffield United, will not be content deputising on the bench for De Gea.
Meanwhile, it’s difficult to dispute Rashford’s dream team. The duo of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack proved to be one of the most formidable the Premier League has seen.
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