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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is said to ‘expect’ to be the new number one at Old Trafford next season, which would mean usurping current starter David de Gea, who is the longest-serving and best player. paid from the club.
Local Henderson returned to Manchester this season after two highly successful years on loan from Sheffield United, leading him to emerge as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers and work his way up the England squad.
There was talk of a move last summer, potentially another loan or permanent transfer with buyback clause, but Henderson was persuaded to stay and compete with De Gea. He signed a new contract that paid him the typical salary of a starter in Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Henderson has largely been an endorsement of De Gea. Most of his appearances have been in cup matches, although now he will have the opportunity to prove himself with a more consistent streak as De Gea is back in Spain on a personal loss after the birth of his first child this week.
Henderson was named in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, with the Manchester evening news reporting that he was told before that game to prepare to start the club’s next six games until the international break in March.
That streak includes three games he probably would have played in anyway, against AC Milan at home and away in the Europa League and against Leicester in the FA Cup, but also playing against Manchester City and West Ham in the Premier League gives him a real chance to play. bet your claim.
If Henderson performs well, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would give him a serious headache in April.
Sun. says Henderson himself “feels ready” to take on the number one job. It is also said that United They have no intention of letting the 23-year-old go, while it is alleged that they are even considering trying to sell De Gea at the end of the season.
Solskjaer has already admitted that Henderson “isn’t the most patient guy,” but it would be a great decision to permanently replace De Gea at this stage. Much could depend on the next three weeks.