When it comes to player contracts, Manchester United aren’t hanging around this summer. Deals for Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe and Andreas Pereira have already been sealed. Now another one is done and dusted.
This time it’s Dean Henderson’s turn. The official club website confirmed that the 22-year-old has signed a new three-year deal at Old Trafford. He’ll now head out on a season-long loan to Sheffield United.
After back-to-back promotions with Shrewsbury Town and Sheffield United respectively, you always felt Henderson was now ready to make the jump up to playing Premier League football on a regular basis.
There was a chance he’d get that opportunity at Old Trafford, but it seems as though United are confident that David de Gea will renew his contract, so they’re willing to let Henderson head back to Yorkshire for another twelve months.
Now it’s down to Henderson to continue to show United just how good he is. No doubt he’ll face several shots on his goal with The Blades so it’ll be the perfect scenario for him. Hopefully, he does well and helps his side remain in the top-flight.
With his Reds future now secure, Henderson can concentrate solely on his football. Although we didn’t see him on pre-season tour this year, I’d be extremely surprised if he doesn’t head out with the senior squad for the 2020 tour – wherever that may be…
Dean Henderson said:
“The club has been amazing in designing an individual pathway to aid my development which will enable me to reach my potential and perform at the highest level possible. Signing this contract is such a proud moment for myself and my family; I’ve worked so hard to reach this point and I want to do everything I can to repay the faith the club has shown in me.
“I am looking forward to being back at Bramall Lane, the opportunity to be reunited with the coaches and play in front of the amazing fans again is one that I am relishing. I cannot wait to enjoy a full season of Premier League football which I know will be hugely beneficial for my career.”
“Dean had a fantastic season at Sheffield United and has a big future ahead of him so I am delighted that he has signed this contract. He is another top-level talent that has come through the Academy to continue the proud tradition of producing players capable of playing in the first team.
“We have great faith in Dean’s ability; he has huge potential and his spirit and passion will stand him in good stead this year. We wish Dean the best of luck with his loan move. The opportunity to play a full season of Premier League football is perfect for his development.”