For all their faults, Manchester United have gotten the goalkeeper position absolutely spot on over the last decade or so.
David de Gea, for me anyway, remains amongst the best in the business. There’s a huge chance that the superstar Spaniard may leave in the not too distant future as he has just one year remaining on his current deal.
The Reds should be preparing for life without De Gea, no doubt Dean Henderson is amongst the candidates to replace United’s #1.
After a brilliant season with Sheffield United, Henderson’s stock has risen considerably. Now, the 22-year-old is apparently making some hefty demands to the Old Trafford club…
According to The Sun in an exclusive, it is being claimed that Henderson ‘demands’ United triple his wages to £75,000-a-week to sign a new deal. Furthermore, the budding shot-stopper is confident his demands will be met.
Henderson wants a commitment from the club as the player looks to get his opportunity to prove his worth as the next first-choice goalkeeper at United.
The player currently has one year left on his contract with the option for a further year, so United aren’t in a mad-rush to tie Henderson down in the long-term – although they’ll probably want to get the deal done before next summer, as allowing player’s to enter their final year is never a smart business strategy.
For me, Henderson has the talent to be United’s next number one. I think a loan move back to Sheffield United for another season makes sense, and if he does well, give him the starting job next summer when De Gea likely walks away.