Dean Henderson is targeting a long and illustrious career at Manchester United.
The 22-year-old is currently enjoying his second season-long loan spell at Sheffield United, and has had a remarkable season for the Blades.
Under Chris Wilder, Henderson has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers.
Sheffield United sit sixth in the league table one point ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reds, and Henderson has played a crucial role in their rise.
And Henderson has made no secret of his big ambitions when he eventually returns to Old Trafford.
“The big dream is to play for Manchester United one day,” he said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show, as quoted by TeamTalk.
“I’ve always had that dream throughout my life so until that’s accomplished I’ll never think I’ve made it.
“Even if I play for them once I won’t think I’ve made it. I need to play for them 500 times, 300 times, whatever it is then you can turnaround at the end of your career and say, ‘I made it, I did what I set out to do.”
Henderson is surely pushing for a starting place in Gareth Southgate’s England side at the European Championships this summer.
But things will become interesting when he returns from international duty ahead of next season after his loan spell in Sheffield ends.
It’s clear that a ‘keeper of Henderson’s class is not going to want to be an understudy for David De Gea next season after a full campaign of Premier League football.
He may fight for his spot ahead of De Gea in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side, or spend his third season out on loan with Wilder at Bramall Lane.