Manchester United have given Sheffield United a boost in their pursuit of Dean Henderson, with Old Trafford officials keen to see the young stopper move out on loan once more.
According to reports from ESPN, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Henderson as having a long-term future with the club. However, rather than put him in ahead of David De Gea now, he is keen for him to develop further.
That means another loan spell could be on the cards for Henderson, with the Blades set to be at the front of the queue.
The England under-21 star has been in fine form over two seasons for Chris Wilder’s men. After picking up the Golden Glove in the Championship last term, he’s continued to impress this year.
Henderson has kept an impressive ten clean-sheets this season, with only Nick Pope keeping more. That form has seen both Pope and Henderson emerge as contenders to Jordan Pickford for the England number one jersey.
Blades boss Chris Wilder has made no secret of his desire to keep Henderson beyond this season. The United gaffer has previously admitted a permanent move might be out of the question but is keen to explore a loan deal.
This latest update from Old Trafford might just give Wilder a welcomed boost in what are troubling times.
Things looking positive for the Blades and Henderson
Sheffield United will fancy themselves as the best club for Henderson if Man United do move him out on loan again.
Henderson loves it at Bramall Lane. He has built an affinity with the fans that few loan players have ever managed. That relationship seems so strong that it’s hard to imagine ‘Hendo’ at another club.
Chris Wilder will be mildly optimistic about his team’s chances of landing the England youngster. If the Blades boss can secure a deal ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, then Unitedites will be more than happy.