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Dean Henderson insists he still doesn’t feel like a Man Utd player ahead of Sheffield United clash

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.

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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. 

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