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Rochdale midfielder Rathbone excited to face former club Man Utd

Rochdale midfielder Oliver Rathbone is looking forward to facing his former club Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.

22-year-old Rochdale was part of the United academy until leaving for the Dale in 2016.

"It'd be incredible," said the midfielder. "It's always been my dream to play at Old Trafford and I spent lots of years at the club aiming to do that – that was always the end goal."

"My path has taken me on a different route, which has been a great learning curve, so to come back and play with this team would be very special."

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