Manchester United's Anders Lindegaard believes more clubs will use the twin-track approach to goalkeeping duties in future.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson seems happy to let Lindegaard play in the Premier League and David de Gea further his experience in cup competitions this season.
It is a novel way of working, and seems to suggest that, after a few more minor mistakes from De Gea, Ferguson is not entirely certain who his number one is.
The United boss views the situation slightly differently, feeling that both men are improving as a direct result of the experiences they are going through.
And Lindegaard, while keen to figure as often as possible, can see another reason to keep switching this around.
"Football is a dynamic process," he told MUTV. "People have been used to teams having a goalkeeper who plays in every game. But I don't think that is possible in modern football anymore. You have 50 or 60 games a season. That is a big workload physically but it is also very stressful mentally.
"At big clubs, you will have two very good goalkeepers sharing it. There will always be some kind of difference but in the future you will see this kind of situation more often."
Lindegaard can hardly be concerned about the situation.
After making what appeared to be a significant breakthrough last season, the Denmark international suffered an ankle injury in training that wrecked his entire campaign.
Coupled with De Gea's improvement, the 28-year-old had resigned himself to spending more time on the sidelines.
Instead, he has been catapulted into the biggest games, including last Sunday's trip to Liverpool.
"It's been a tough way back from my injury last season," said Lindegaard. "Obviously with David doing as well as he did in the last part of the season, I wasn't sure what would happen but I am really pleased with how it's gone so far."
Even if he is happy enough with his goalkeepers, Ferguson has other selection issues to ponder ahead of Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Romanian title winners CFR Cluj.
Having made a winning, if unconvincing, start to their group phase by beating Galatasaray a fortnight ago, United will be eager to maintain its form and take a significant step toward securing its place in the last 16.
However, there is also an important Premier League trip to Newcastle looming, which raises a question mark over Rio Ferdinand, who tends not to play three matches in a week.
With Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all missing, the alternative would be to hand a European debut to Birkenhead-born Scott Wootton.
Not that Lindegaard views that as a particular problem.
"I'm a big fan of Scotty's," he said. "I've played a lot of games with him. He is a no-nonsense player with a real calmness to his game."
And Lindegaard is certain that providing Wootton, or any United youngster for that matter, follows a simple piece of advice, they will get the most from any opportunities that come their way.
"The most important thing for the young lads to do when they come into the side is to enjoy it," he said. "The pressure and the attention on everything you do is enormous, but you have to put that aside and focus on what matters and that is right here, right now. Playing in your first few games for United are moments you'll look back on for the rest of your life, it's a special kind of feeling and you have to enjoy every second."