Man Utd's Rashford: Tim Howard was early idol at Old Trafford

Tim Howard -- not letting in an own goal -- vs. DC United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford gets paid to put he ball in the net, not to make saves in his own goal.

But there was a time, Rashford says, when he idolized the Red Devils' then-goalkeeper – a guy named Tim Howard – and wanted to be just like him.

Speaking to his old youth club, the 20-year-old England international also said that he's willing and able to fill in between the sticks at Old Trafford if he's ever needed there.

"My first season, I went in net," he said. "The thrill of scoring a goal, you get that same thrill when you save a good chance," he said. "Tim Howard was my idol. I used to have a little Tim Howard shirt. You watch, there'll be a game… I'm going to get the gloves one day!"

Howard, the United States' longtime No. 1 and now the Colorado Rapids' captain, played for Man Utd. from 2003-07.

For more, see ESPN's story here.