For all their major flaws over the last decade, Manchester United have been absolutely superb when it comes to picking their goalkeepers.
David de Gea was developed into the best in the business while in Sergio Romero, the Reds also have arguably the greatest back-up in the game. Then you have Dean Henderson, whose personal stock continues to rise while impressing on loan at Sheffield United.
Well, as you’d expect, interest in the 22-year-old United starlet is mouting, leaving the 20-time Premier League champions in a dilemma. That’s according to the Daily Mail.
France giants Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a summer move for Henderson, while Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United are all showing an interest. The goalkeepers Reds’ first-team pathway is currently blocked by De Gea, with the Spaniard having a contract until 2023.
This leaves United with a decision to make. Henderson’s stock is probably as high as it’ll be under his current terms. Do the Reds cash in now? Or do they make the bold decision and hand Henderson the starting job as that’s the only way he’ll be in Manchester next season.
For me, you go with the latter. If United were in compete now mode, I’d stick with De Gea but we have to be realistic and they aren’t. Henderson can shepherd in a new era and it can be argued he’s already performing at a higher level than his Spanish counterpart. Either way, this is a tough decision to make.