A decision has already been made by Manchester United to loan Dean Henderson out again next season, according to reports.
Henderson’s terrific form at Sheffield United this season has raised questions over David de Gea’s long-term future, with speculation suggesting that the Spaniard could be sold to make way for the talented 23-year-old goalkeeper.
It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid are still interested in David de Gea. A decision to sell him would be pretty drastic, even if he’s made mistakes this season, and I don’t think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would make a move like that when he could go into his second full season in charge with a very happy and enthusiastic camp if they finished this campaign strongly.
According to ESPN, United have come to the conclusion that they will be loaning out Henderson ‘for the sixth time since he moved to Old Trafford in 2015’.
Henderson is more than likely set to stay at Bramall Lane, where Blades’ manager Chris Wilder has built a very good strong capable of competing in the Premier League.
‘I think everybody knows what we think about Dean and how much he’s enjoyed his two years. If he does want to go and play his football away from Man Utd next year I am sure we will be in the frame if that wad the case,’ Wilder said recently (via Examiner Live).
‘I would like to think we would be a contender for him. I don’t think it would be a sell. I am 100% certain because I am sure they have big plans for him but from a loan point of view, hopefully.’
Sitting seventh in the table, it’s been a fantastic season for the Blades, with Henderson’s heroics between the posts helping contribute to their strong league position.
The young keeper has been reeling in all the plaudits, really.
This season he has kept 10 Premier League clean sheets and has become a real fan favourite at Bramall Lane.
YorkshireLive journalist Nathan Hemming has given some insight into Henderson’s situation, writing, “If he [Solskjaer] is going to keep de Gea for another season, Dean has made it clear he does not want to sit on their bench. I cannot see Man Utd selling him because he is a future England number one.”
Solskjaer has a big call to make on his goalkeepers next season.