Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson received his first call-up to the England senior squad this week for Euro 2020 qualifying games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Henderson has replaced Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton in Gareth Southgate’s squad, after the 33-year-old picked up an injury in the 5-1 thrashing of Norwich.
It’s a well deserved call-up for Henderson, who is enjoying his second consecutive season-long loan spell at Sheffield United.
The 22-year-old is playing regular Premier League football for Chris Wilder’s side this season, and has been one of the standout performers in their impressive start to the campaign.
Henderson has already earned eleven u21 caps for England, but is unlikely to feature in either of the Euro 2020 qualifiers as he is behind Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope in the goalkeeping pecking order.
Regardless, it’s a great experience for Henderson to receive his first England call-up, and he has been given the chance to impress first-team coaches in training.
Henderson certainly has what it takes to be Manchester United’s future number one if he continues his trajectory when David De Gea decides to call an end on his time at Old Trafford.
Settling in nicely! 🙌
— England (@England) October 10, 2019
— Dean Henderson (@deanhenderson) October 8, 2019