Manchester United manager has hailed debutant keeper Dean Henderson after a thoroughly decent performance in the Reds’ 3-0 Carabao Cup Third Round win against Luton Town last night.
Henderson, 23, made his eagerly anticipated senior debut last night as the Reds faced off against Championship outfit Luton Town in the Carabao Cup.
The talented keeper has recently returned to the United set-up after spending the last two seasons out on loan with Chris Wilders’ Sheffield United.
Henderson’s two season long loan spell with the Blades saw him help guide the side back into the Premier League and guide them to a top-half finish the following season.
The United hierarchy opted to allow Henderson to leave on yet another loan this season and instead rewarded his continued top-flight form with a bumper new five-year deal, as per Sky Sports.
Henderson’s new contract signalled a valuable oppotuntity to go head-to-head with regular David De Gea for the right to wear the United number-one jersey.
After making his senior debut last night in a performance which saw him do everything that was asked of him including a wonder save in the second-half.
Speaking to MUTV after the game Solskjaer hailed his keeper’s performance and drawing particular attention to his ability to command his back-line, the Norwegian said: “Yeah, you could see it happening, you could see it being set up for the big lad at the back stick and he made a save, Dean.
“I’m very pleased with his performance both when he had to make the save and also how he voiced the team.
“And when he’s got the ball at his feet he’s always comfortable.”
Henderson will be hoping his debut performance will do enough to convince Solskjaer to start him ahead of De Gea in the Premier League against Brighton and Hove Albion next weekend.
Elsewhere, United will learn their Carabao Cup Fourth Round opponents later tonight when Brighton face-off against Preston North End.