Dean Henderson has been linked with another loan move away from Manchester United in January — but today Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took some time at his press conference to address the goalkeeper’s future.
Solskjaer made it very clear that Henderson wants to be at Manchester United and hinted the 23-year-old goalkeeper’s long-term plans are to play for the club.
Henderson signed a long-term deal at Old Trafford last summer after two successful seasons on loan at Sheffield United.
And since returning to the club he has pushed Sergio Romero down the pecking order.
However, to date, Henderson has made just three appearances this season — two in the Carabao Cup and one in the Champions League. On top of that he became a senior England international after making his debut against the Republic of Ireland.
But if Henderson plans on becoming England’s No.1 in time for the Euros he may need to look for regular playing time elsewhere.
Leeds and Brighton are reportedly keen on taking Henderson on loan, as per ESPN, but Solskjaer is happy with his current status at United.
“I have been very happy with the competition from Dean,” Solskjaer said (via The Mirror). “He has not put a foot wrong.”
The Norwegian also pledged that Henderson will have more opportunities to play over the busy festive period.
He added: “Dean wants to stay at Man United and play for Man United.
“I can’t see the logic in only one more appearance before Christmas. Do you know how many games we have?
“He is training well, he has potential to be one of the best. I don’t buy the argument it (whether he plays against Istanbul Basaksehir) is make or break from him.”