Manchester United have agreed to extend goalkeeper, Dean Henderson’s loan at Sheffield United until at least the end of the remaining league games, according to the Mail.
United were forced into a decision as to whether or not they allow the 23-year old goalkeeper to remain at Sheffield United for the remainder of the season, or to recall him back to the squad.
Henderson’s loan spell was set to expire on June 1 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Henderson, like many others, has seen his season grind to a halt.
The young Englishman is viewed as a long-term replacement for Spanish international, David De Gea after United renewed their youthful goakeeper’s contract until 2022, as per ManUtd.com.
Henderson has had a stand-out season for the Blades, contributing to their over achievements by way of European contention. Sheffield United currently sit 7th in the Premier League table, tied on 43 points with Wolves but with a game in hand – a win could see them leap jump both Wolves and Manchester United and see them enter 5th place.
Henderson has started 27 league games for the Blades and has rewarded the confidence, manager, Chris Wilder, has shown in him by keeping 10 clean sheets.
It is now believed Manchester United have agreed to extend Henderson’s loan deal, as per The Telegraph, to allow him to remain at Sheffield United until at least the club have played their last 10 domestic fixtures.
The only stipulation within the loan agreement is that Henderson is thought to be prevented from featuring in the fixture which will see both clubs play one another – a standard clause that can often been seen within loan agreements.
Parent club, United, are expected to source a further loan move for Henderson for the 2020/21 season, however, it is unclear at this stage where his next destination will be.