Manchester United have confirmed that Dean Henderson is not part of this week’s training camp in Scotland due to previously testing positive for COVID-19, with the player still recovering from its effects.
As per the statement on Manchester United’s official website, Henderson will miss the training camp after ‘recently contracting COVID-19’. Furthermore, the club confirmed that Henderson is still feeling the effects of the virus despite initially testing positive a few weeks ago.
“Dean Henderson will miss Manchester United’s Scotland training camp while he continues his recovery from prolonged fatigue after contracting a COVID-19 infection three weeks ago. He is expected to be training again soon,” the club said in a statement.
The news will come as a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the Norwegian boss has been given a boost after seeing David de Gea, Henderson’s most fierce competitor for the number one spot, return to the team for pre-season preparations.
With less than two weeks to go until Manchester United’s Premier League curtain-raiser against Leeds, it looks like the Spaniard is set to start the season as Solskjaer’s first-choice unless Henderson can prove his fitness in time for the encounter.