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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford posts picture of his new dog Saint in a club shirt

MARCUS RASHFORD has shown off his new 'puppy' on social media.

Although the fierce-looking blue-black dog looks more beast than beauty.

The Manchester United star, 20, put his new dog, named 'Saint', in a Manchester United top – quickly racking up love from fans.

After just two hours the snap had more than 225,000 likes on Instagram.

Rashford wrote: "Meet our new puppy Saint Rashford.

"He knows best!"

Plenty of people took issue with the use of the word 'puppy', with the massive dog filling out a Manchester United top.

Saint appeared to be a blue Cane Corso – Italian Mastiff – displaying the trademark cropped ears.

A perfect Cane Corso, according to the Federation Cynologique Internationale (the world's largest kennel club), will stand at between 23 and 28in and weigh in between 45 and 50kg.

Historically used as catch dogs, the Cane Corso grows to huge sizes and make good guard dogs.

They are trainable, although can be aggressive if not raised properly.

Rashford has been a regular in Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, playing 25 Premier League games – but scoring just four goals.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has now advised him to move elsewhere.

The Frenchman told Sky Sports: "One of the most important things for me is that you have to play.

"You cannot be on the bench and missing games, missing learning about the game and stopping that momentum, and an example is Rashford.

"Michael Owen had the opportunity to back up what he did the year before because he played, and he played, and he played, and he played -and I can give you more examples.

"But Rashford at times could not capitalise on what he did from that year , because sometimes he is playing on the right, on the left."

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