Dean Henderson has enjoyed three excellent seasons on loan. The first at Shrewsbury Town, the second two at Sheffield United. Now, he wants to start at Manchester United.
You get the feeling this has been brewing for a while, which does make sense. Henderson’s at that time of his career where he’s ready to make that next step.
He seemingly hopes that’ll be at United. According to The Sun, the 23-year-old is set for ‘showdown talks’ with United, and he’ll demand a first-team spot – or ask to leave if not given that opportunity.
Understandably, Henderson doesn’t want to return to Old Trafford and sit in-behind David de Gea. When he’s watching the Spaniard make glaring errors every other week, you can see why the Englishman feels he’s ready.
Apparently, Chelsea are monitoring Henderson’s situation and with Kepa struggling, you can imagine Frank Lampard making a bid if United make it known they’re willing to sell.
This does fit in line with a story we covered from Sky Sports News a week ago, in which it was stated that Henderson’s future will become clearer over the next fortnight.
Should he stay or should he go?
It’s a finely balanced situation for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. For me, Henderson should be given the chance. Why would you risk letting such a talent leave, particularly when De Gea’s best years look like they’re behind him?
Having the right goalkeeper is crucial when it comes to success. Henderson is the present and the future and the Red Devils should make the switch this summer. Yes, it’s hard to bench someone like De Gea who has been so important over the last decade, but that’s the nature of the business.
I’d be gutted if Henderson ends up at a direct rival while De Gea keeps spilling the ball into his own net. For Solskjaer, decision-time is fast approaching…
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