Dean Henderson ready to quit Man Utd if not given first team spot
As per reports, Dean Henderson is no longer interested in a long-term career at Manchester United. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Sheffield United and has been a major contributor to the Blades' success this season.
It is his second consecutive season at Bramall Lane and his performances have played a vital role in propelling his side to fifth place in the Premier League. The Blades won promotion from the Championship last term and Henderson made a huge contribution to that too.
Henderson has registered nine clean sheets this campaign, the joint highest in the league along with Nick Pope and Alisson Becker. He is currently averaging a save percentage of 76.2%, which is the second-best in the league and considerably higher than that of Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea (67.8%).
Despite the margin, it is unlikely that the Englishman will take the Spaniard’s seat when he returns to Old Trafford in the summer. The situation is very shaky at the moment for Manchester United as Manchester Evening News reported that Henderson has no intention of staying at the club next season if he is not the first choice between the sticks.
The goalkeeper is understood to be open to a move, with Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder confirming that he would love the Blades’ star man to stick around for another year. Wilder stated," If the opportunity comes about that we could get him back on loan next season we’d be all over that.”
The 52-year-old manager, however, did rule out a permanent deal for Henderson. He said," It won’t be on a permanent basis, definitely not. His future is at Manchester United, no doubt. If the opportunity came about, that figure could be huge.”
Henderson is most likely to be a part of the Manchester United first team next season after Sergio Romero’s contract expires in 2021. The Argentine is unlikely to sign a contract extension.
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