Sheffield United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, propelled himself into elite company this weekend by keeping his tenth clean sheet of the season.
In just 27 Premier League appearances, the Man United loanee recorded another shut-out against Norwich City to make it double figures for the season.
Henderson’s impressive form has seen calls for an England call increase. Furthermore, with Jordan Pickford coming under increasing pressure, there is a big chance Henderson could well make it to Euro 2020 with England.
And according to the official Premier League account on Twitter, Henderson’s tenth clean sheet makes him only the 11th goalkeeper under the age of 23 to achieve the feat.
While details are not given of the other ten, a quick look into the stats sees Henderson in elite company with some big names.
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Current Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, is among the names in there. Indeed, De Gea managed an impressive 13 in his first season in English football.
Other names on the impressive list include the likes of David James, Joe Hart, and Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea. It’s safe to say, then, that Henderson has put himself in and among some of the very best names with his achievement.
Even more to come from the impressive Blades star
Looking at Henderson’s performance against Norwich this weekend, it’s pretty easy to see why he keeps so many clean sheets. Without mentioning the excellent back five in front of him, Henderson is also brilliant himself.
His superb triple save late in the game was a remarkable bit of goalkeeping. It’s not the first time he’s made big saves either. Coincidentally, he made one of his best saves of the campaign in the away fixture with the Canaries. The Blades number one reacted brilliantly that day to keep out a goalbound Todd Cantwell effort.
Furthermore, he seems to be getting better. He’s made just one notable mistake this season. That came against Liverpool as the Reds won 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
Looking to the future and it’s certainly bright for Dean Henderson. England beckons and he could well cement himself as the Three Lions’ number one for years to come if he carries on.