It looks as if the Dean Henderson to Sheffield United transfer has edged to a little closer to completion.

The Sheffield Star reports that Henderson will tell Manchester United he wants to return to Bramall Lane next season.

That is because the goalkeeper is not prepared to sit on the bench in 2019/20. The Red Devils are expected to retain the services of David de Gea and Sergio Romero as their senior ‘keepers.

Henderson is keen for regular game time and Blades manager Chris Wilder has already opened talks about re-signing the 22-year-old.

The England Under-21 international greatly impressed under Wilder last term, helping his team gain promotion to the Premier League.

Now he wants to return and play for them in the top flight – something Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems open to.

“Next year, let’s see what we do with Dean,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“He’s obviously won promotion with Sheffield United and that’s been fantastic for him. If he plays a year in the Premier League for them, it might be the best thing.”

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Why Henderson?

Of all the loanees Wilder signed last season Henderson was by far the most influential. He played every minute of the Blades’ successful promotion campaign.

Not only that but no other ‘keeper in the division kept as many as his 21 clean sheets. The club also finished with the joint best defensive record in the second tier of English football.

Yet it wasn’t only on the pitch where Henderson impressed. Despite being on loan, he connected with the fans and the club like few others.

The way Henderson celebrated when promotion was confirmed showed what he meant to him. Wilder has built much of his success on team spirit and work ethic. The Red Devils stopper has it in abundance.

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