Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will be unable to play when his parent club Manchester United travel to Bramall Lane on Sunday.
The young England shot-stopper claims he still has much work to do before he can call himself a Man Utd player.
Henderson is enjoying a second successful season on loan with the Blades. As things stand, no other Premier League keeper can top his haul of five clean sheets after 12 games in the top-flight.
The England U-21 star has yet to play a senior game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, despite being at the club since he was 14, and there’s strong competition for places as a goalie at Old Trafford.
David de Gea is the long-term first choice option and that won’t change anytime soon, while Sergio Romero has been a great backup option since his arrival in 2015.
But Henderson has had a taste of regular first-team football and returning to United next summer may not be ideal. He still hopes to reach that level.
“Hopefully I can fulfil the ambition of playing for them one day and why not if I keep going the way I’m going?” he said (via the Mirror). “I still don’t believe I am a Man United player yet. I still feel I have a lot of work to do to get to that level.”
Bayern Munich are reportedly considering a move for Henderson as a long-term replacement for Manuel Neuer, as per the Mirror, which makes you think we should be planning the same way.
Henderson’s future is unclear despite signing a new deal with United in the summer.