A third spell with Sheffield United is looking increasingly likely for Dean Henderson after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued to back David De Gea.
The Spaniard made another mistake against Spurs last week, allowing Steven Bergwijn’s shot to go in despite it being straight at him. For De Gea, it’s not the first time he’s made an error this season, with some Manchester United fans calling on Solskjaer to get Henderson back ASAP.
However, Solskjaer appears in no mood as yet to drop his man. Indeed, the Norwegian has backed his ‘keeper, branding him the world’s best.
“I think Dean has had a fantastic couple of years at Sheffield United and I think eventually he will end up as England’s No.1 and Man Utd’s No.1,” Solskjaer said. (Goal)
“He’s had two fantastic years and we appreciate what Sheffield United have done with him as well. So that’s an option, for him to stay at Sheffield United.
“But he’s got the best goalkeeper in the world to tip off his place. And for me David is still developing and still getting better and better.”
Those comments appear to suggest Solskjaer is going to stick with Henderson beyond this season. That, then, would deem Henderson surplus to requirements at the moment and a move to the Blades could well be back on the cards.
Henderson is wanted at Old Trafford. Solskjaer has backed him to become their number one, as well as England’s, in the coming seasons.
However, the 23-year-old wants assurances. The Express reported earlier this week that Henderson would only sign a new deal with the club if guaranteed the number one jersey after De Gea. With Chelsea also reportedly circling, the Red Devils have a big call to make with ‘Hendo’.
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Another spell at Bramall Lane looks increasingly likely with each passing week. The Chelsea interest can be taken with a pinch of salt, especially as they have Kepa already in place there.
It’s a massive bonus for us. We get a goalkeeper who is well on his way to being world-class and for nothing. It’s at Old Trafford where the big decisions need to be made.
For all Solskjaer’s comments about Henderson, the stopper will want some proof. He’ll be 24 next and won’t want to sit around much longer. If this situation is still going on next summer, we fully expect Henderson to move somewhere on a permanent deal.
Can Prince Abdullah conjure up around £50m next summer? We can live in hope, Blades fans!