The future of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been up in the air for quite some time.
After having a decent season last time out under the sticks for the Old Trafford club, the player has had a rough start to this season as he got sidelined for months after contracting the coronavirus and then surviving from its after-effects. Meanwhile, David De Gea’s heroics in goal this season meant Henderson’s opportunities got limited. The English shot-stopper managed to notch 4 appearances for the Red Devils this season, which is no doubt detrimental to the player’s development and career at this stage.
A source very close to Henderson has told the United Journal that in the present time, nothing is really happening in terms of the goalkeeper leaving Old Trafford either temporarily or permanently, in contrast to the reports circulating in the media. The player is doing fine and is determined to fight for his place at the club.
Dean Henderson joined the Manchester United academy in 2015 and slowly progressed through the ranks and loan spells to get himself into the United first team. His performances with Sheffield United during their stints in the Championship and the Premier League earned him a spot in the senior team at the Mancunian club in 2020, and he later signed a long-term contract that will keep him with the Red Devils until 2025.
As per the same source, it remains to be seen if there are any new developments about Henderson’s situation in the coming weeks, but as of now, he’s staying at the club.
He is ranked highly in the 94th and 98th percentile in terms of defensive actions outside the penalty area and percentage of crosses stopped respectively. United fans have already seen how good of a shot-stopper he can be with the potential of being one of the best in the world and England National team’s No.1 in the future, and hence him leaving the club won’t be something that will come as good to the fans.