Manchester United fans are not happy after a new report claimed that Dean Henderson will be loaned out again next season and not be allowed to challenge David de Gea as the club’s No.1.
Henderson played a starring role in Sheffield United’s successful promotion bid last year and has also proven himself with the Blades in the Premier League, sitting joint-second in the clean sheets table prior to the suspension of the season.
The 23-year-old was expected to win a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for EURO 2020 before the tournament had to be rescheduled for 2021.
And with first-choice stopper de Gea’s form dropping off in recent months, Henderson has been tipped to compete for the number one jersey at Old Trafford – with MEN Sport stating that the goalkeeper only wants to return to the club if he will definitely be the top man.
ESPN reports United will resist any offers for the goalkeeper in the upcoming transfer window but will then look to send him out on loan for another season, as they continue to plan for his long-term future at the club.
And that decision has angered the Old Trafford faithful, as several comments were posted on Twitter.
Loaning our best keeper. Heads gone https://t.co/zt45pEd2rZ
— Aby (@__Abyyy__) April 30, 2020
He should be introduced to the side from next season. We can’t afford to go through this whole charade again https://t.co/5hcPlBAXHi
— . (@ibralero) April 30, 2020
Feel a bit for this guy. He’s probably good enough to be our no.1, but De Gea isn’t going anywhere. He’ll be England’s no.1 soon too. https://t.co/7orHYgE0jo
— Bryan Edwards (@bry1983) April 30, 2020
At the start of April, legendary United stopper Peter Schmeichel didn’t help Henderson by stating that he has a long way to go before he challenges De Gea.
He said: “There’s no doubt about Henderson’s potential, but he’s played one season at a club who has had an unbelievable run in the Premier League.
“But Henderson will need to show another season, like he’s just come through, and then another one, and another one, in order to convince everyone that he is the right guy.
“There’s a really big difference between being the No.1 at Bramall Lane and being the No.1 at Old Trafford, a really big difference. Even just being a player at those two clubs.”
But whatever happens with the young stopper this summer, United are in an enviable position to have two such talented goalkeepers on their books in what must be a dream scenario for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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