Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Dean Henderson is impatient in wanting to play more games at Manchester United.
Henderson is yet to usurp David de Gea as Solskjaer’s number one at Old Trafford and has been limited to 10 first-team appearances the season.
The 23-year-old excelled in his two years on loan at Sheffield United but has not been afforded the same game time this term with Solskjaer sticking with his Spanish number one.
However, De Gea’s position as first-choice goalkeeper was questioned by supporters on Saturday in the wake of his performance in the 3-3 home draw against Everton.
The Reds have the worst defensive record in the Premier League top half and De Gea’s errors attributed to two Everton goals.
Henderson continues to wait for his chance to become first-choice but is for now being restricted to starts in cup competitions and he is likely to start in United’s FA Cup fifth round tie against West Ham on Tuesday.
Solskjaer was asked about his deputising ‘keeper in the pre-match press conference before the clash against the Hammers and discussed his improvement in a number of different departments this season.
The United boss also joked that Henderson ‘is not the most patient guy’ and reiterated the fact that the England international wants to be involved in every high profile game.
Listen to Solskjaer’s thoughts on Henderson’s progression below. Footage courtesy of Sky Sports.
🗣"He is not the most patient guy"
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Dean Henderson must be patient when it comes to first team chances but is impressed since his return to Manchester United after his loan last season pic.twitter.com/bCF0HeTg0V
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