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It would have been a surprise if Dean Henderson returned to Old Trafford and immediately toppled David de Gea early in the season, but he had the impression it would be a fair battle.
Henderson has had chances in Europe and in the cups and looks largely positive, while De Gea still seems insecure at times and there have been mistakes or moments of indecision that have cost the team this season.
It seems Solskjaer is still reluctant to give Henderson a proper first-team run to see how he handles it, so it’s only natural that speculation about a move started in the summer.
Sky sports I just reported that there is interest from many major clubs, but Spurs are believed to be leading the way, and it is a transfer that would make sense when looking at the Hugo Lloris situation.
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They confirm that he is entering the final year of his contract next year and there is interest on the part of PSG in bringing him back to France in the summer so they have to line up a new cap if that happens.
They also note that Henderson will not be stuck in the same situation next season, so he is eager to leave, and there are no signs that United will change their mind on his condition at this time.
It should also be noted that it is difficult to see José Mourinho remain in the position next year if this form continues, so a change of coach could also alter his transfer plans.
At this point, it seems the only way Henderson wants to stay is if he’s guaranteed the No. 1 spot to start next season, so it’s clear that he or de Gea will have to go.