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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has cast doubt on Dean Henderson’s claims to be a long-term number one for the club.
the 23 year old England plug is lined up like David De Gea long-term successor at Old Trafford.
However, Neville claims he has seen too many young goalkeepers who fall short of expectations.
United currently has two top-class blocks tied to long-term deals, but De Gea remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main man.
As a result, Henderson has to provide backup tasks: although an expert thinks it should replace the Spanish.
But Neville isn’t overly confident that Henderson can emulate the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar.
The former United defender said Viaplay Soccer, quoted by objective: “I think De Gea is number one because Henderson has a lot to do on my mind. I don’t get carried away by a talented young goalkeeper at Manchester United.
“I’ve seen it before in the last 25 years where there have been young and talented goalkeepers who have threatened to come in but stand on those goals at the club, particularly when the fans come back to the stadium, so they are great. , big boots to fill. Only Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel have filled those boots in my time, while David de Gea now.
“I think it is [De Gea] it’s probably been better this season. I was nervous for him towards the end of last season. Even Ole would have been looking at it and thinking ‘you’re not far from being left out’.
“But I think he’s glued to it now, which I think is the right thing to do. If you’re going to get someone like him out, you have to make sure you’re absolutely sure, because once you remove him from the team, you’re really taking away his confidence and he might just leave the club.
“For me, I think it’s exciting that Henderson is on the mend. But I reserve my judgment on whether he can become someone who can enter the Manchester United goal in the next 10 years.
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Henderson pinned De Gea when he was forced to retire in Southampton last weekend. But he returned to the bench when United were beaten at home by PSG in the Champions League.
No more Fred for Owen
Michael Owen says that Fred would never play for him again if he were Manchester United’s manager after his red card Wednesday night.
Fred was fired for a second accounting violation in the second half of a 3-1 loss to PSG. But in reality the Brazilian should have seen red in the first half after a header on Leandro Paredes.
It left the former United striker furious with Fred, who has struggled to put fans at Old Trafford.
“Errors in general” Owen saying BT Sport.
“That [the clash with Paredes] it was a red card. You’re a grown man, you don’t need to do something smug like that to put your team at risk.
“If I were a coach and one of my players did that, he would never play for me again. It’s pathetic. ” Read more…