After missing the entirety of pre-season after testing positive for COVID-19, Dean Henderson has started light training with the club.
The goalkeeper was only after returning from a hip injury – which kept him out of the Euros – when he tested positive for coronavirus.
But there’s finally good news with Deans returning for light sessions this week, as per the Manchester Evening News.
The 24-year-old is not expected to play a competitive match this month, ultimately giving David de Gea an edge in securing the first choice spot. Both keepers will be competing for games this season and it is sure to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a headache at some point.
New signing Tom Heaton is backup for De Gea at the moment and should be named on the bench ahead of Lee Grant on Sunday at St. Mary’s.
Henderson will have a number of opportunities to force his way back into the team next month, with United kicking off their Champions League and League Cup campaigns. He made 26 appearances for the first-team last season and will be expecting more this time around as long as COVID-19 doesn’t prevent that from happening.
Fingers crossed he’ll be back between the sticks again soon.