Dean Henderson has been handed a boost by current Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 22-year-old is currently enjoying his second spell at Bramall Lane. After keeping 21 clean-sheets last term, he’s already made a good start this year, with five in the bank already.
Henderson cannot play today as Manchester United visit Bramall Lane. Simon Moore will step in for the England man instead.
A lot has been made of Henderson’s future and potential to become number one at Old Trafford. Indeed, only last week, Henderson was linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
However, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with what he’s seen of Henderson and insists he can have a good career at Old Trafford.
“Sheffield United and Chris Wilder have had a big impact on him because he’s learning, he’s growing as a human being and as a player.
“He’ll come back one day and will have a good career at Man United,” Solskjaer said (Man United official website)
Henderson signed a new deal with Man United in the summer before heading back to Sheffield. David De Gea is the current number one. The Spaniard, though, has not been in his best form in the last 12 months, meaning Henderson might well see potential to usurp him.
Can Dean Henderson go on be the number one at Old Trafford?
There’s no reason why he can’t return to Old Trafford and really stake a claim for the main goalkeeper spot. He has enough talent, confidence, and now, experience, to make that claim.
However, David De Gea is a world class goalkeeper who is still only 29 himself. Essentially, De Gea has his prime years left as a goalkeeper in all honesty.
A lot will depend on how patient Henderson is willing to be and if the Red Devils are willing to back him. He’ll need a run of games. This will mean either dropping, or selling De Gea.
Whatever the future holds for Dean Henderson, it’s nice to see him getting the recognition off of Solskjaer.