Manchester United fans have called on the club to recall Dean Henderson in place of David De Gea.
The Blades goalkeeper has been in tremendous form for Sheffield United this season. He kept his seventh clean sheet of the season at the weekend as the Blades won at Brighton.
In contrast, Manchester United number one, David De Gea, had another day to forget. The Spaniard made a dreadful error to gift bottom club Watford the opening goal at Vicarage Road.
It’s not the first time De Gea has been at fault this season. Since signing a new deal with the club, he has struggled to get back his brilliant best. Indeed, his error against Watford was arguably the worst of the lot.
Henderson, meanwhile, continues to impress at Bramall Lane. Now in his second spell with Chris Wilder’s men, he’s already making a case for Ole Solskjaer to consider him next season.
That’s a view that seems to be shared on Twitter by plenty of Manchester United fans too. After the game yesterday, a whole of host of Red Devils fans called on the club to recall Dean Henderson and give him his chance.
— Adam Hurst (@AdamHurst_) December 22, 2019
I think it’s about time we recall dean Henderson from Sheffield because I can’t deal with degea now he needs sometime on the bench for a while he’s confidence is gone #MUFC
— SWARDINI🇧🇭🇧🇭🔥 (@ManLikeSwar) December 22, 2019
Dean Henderson got an assist yesterday & De Gea’s confidence is shot
Should recall him in January, he’d fix the goalkeeping and give us more going forward than our midfield #MUFC
— Matthew Leggett (@RealMattLeggett) December 22, 2019
Butter finger De Gea !!!! Next year bring Henderson back an let there be good competition for that goal keeper spot
— BIG Cp MUFC 🔴⚪️⚫️🔰 (@CraigPirotta) December 22, 2019
Dean Henderson will be knocking for a first team spot at united next season #mufc Just can’t ignore his performance this season
— A G (@agunited_123) December 22, 2019
Love De Gea, one of the all time great premier league goal keepers and Utd legend, But I think he should be sold for more midfielders and bring back Henderson for the long run. #MUFC
— Aaron O'Callaghan (@AaronOCall) December 22, 2019
— Liam🇸🇦🏴🇾🇪 (@ftbllliam_) December 22, 2019
There definitely seems to be a growing worry with David De Gea. He just doesn’t look the same as he once did. The sort of mistake he made against Watford is one he simply should not be making.
Of course, all goalkeepers make mistakes. Even Dean Henderson had his moment this season, gifting Liverpool three points at Bramall Lane earlier in the campaign.
However, on the whole, the Blades number one has been brilliant.
Blades fans won’t like it, but the calls from Manchester United fans for Henderson to replace De Gea will only gather pace if the Red Devils continue to struggle.