Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, has told the Sheffield Star that talks are already underway about Dean Henderson returning to the club next season.

The Blades number one was once again in fine form last night against Manchester City. He made a number of fine stops, including a penalty save from City striker, Gabriel Jesus.

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Dean Henderson has kept eight clean sheets this season for the Blades. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Henderson is set to return to Manchester United in the summer. Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously said he sees Henderson’s future is at Old Trafford.

However, Wilder revealed following the 1-0 loss to City that he has already made an enquiry about keeping Henderson for next season.

“If there’s a decision from Manchester United for him to come out for another year, we’d definitely take that,” Wilder said.

“We’ve already talked about that but he’s Manchester United’s player and they will decide what happens.”

The young stopper is in his second spell at Bramall Lane. His 21 clean sheets last season helped the Blades to promotion. His form has continued in the top-flight, too, with Henderson keeping an impressive eight shut-outs.

Only Ben Foster and Kasper Schmeichel can match that number this term.

A deal waiting to happen

There is no way Dean Henderson is going to go back to Old Trafford to sit as number two behind David De Gea. Not a chance.

Especially, given the contrasting seasons that the pair are having. Henderson is in the form of his life, while De Gea is struggling to get back to his best for Man United.

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Dean Henderson saved a penalty from Gabriel Jesus last night. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

A third loan spell would suit the Blades just nicely. A permanent deal, obviously, would be even better.

However, if Wilder can once again work his magic and convince the powers that be at Old Trafford to let Henderson come back in 2020/21, then it might just be the best bit of business United do all summer.

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