Dean Henderson confident he can become Man United’s first-choice keeper: report

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One area of the field that Manchester United have been great at recently is the goalkeeper position. David de Gea has long been thought of as the best in the business while Sergio Romero is a stellar back-up.

However, our superstar Spaniard may have some competition – and not from his Argentine counterpart…

According to the Manchester Evening News, Dean Henderson is ‘confident’ that he can become United’s first-choice goalkeeper amid uncertainty over De Gea’s Old Trafford future.

The Spaniard, 28, enters the last year of his Red Devils deal and is unsure as to where his own future lies. De Gea plans to have a period of reflection, which is probably wise given how poorly he ended the season.

Henderson, aged just 22, was outstanding for Sheffield United in the Championship this season – and wants to remain with the Blades in order to play top-flight football, although he could return to Old Trafford should De Gea leave.

United’s budding goalkeeper Henderson has really come on leaps and bounds recently. If De Gea does leave then the Englishman should come in and at least get a chance to challenge for the starting jersey.

In a Europa League campaign that could see the Red Devils play 17 games should they make it all the way to the final, that’s a nice amount of matches to blood Henderson into the first-team fold.

I personally think he’s ready. To avoid uncertainty, the Reds should cash in on De Gea rather than letting his future remain up in the air for another twelve months. Romero is great, Henderson is developing, there’s no time like the present to move on – particularly after how bad De Gea has played recently.


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