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Journalist quashes reports linking Man United star with January departure

In light of David De Gea’s recent inspired form, reports earlier on Wednesday suggested that Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is ‘pushing’ for the Red Devils to sanction a January loan move. However, according to United-focused journalist Jonathan Shrager, the England international would prefer to fight for his place at Old Trafford.

The Sun recently reported that following the incredible form of teammate De Gea, Henderson, 24, would like to spend the second half of this season out on loan in order to avoid his career stagnating.

Henderson has served as a more than competent goalkeeping backup option for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, with his talent bursting from the seams, it is clear to see the 24-year-old has lofty ambitions and doesn’t want to settle for second place.

Looking to become the club’s outright number one, now may be the worst time for Henderson to try and force his way back into the club’s first-team plans. Teammate De Gea has been in some of the best form of his life and a recent penalty save against West Ham has only further cemented his place as Solskjaer’s first-choice shot-stopper.

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However, irrespective of his Spanish counterpart’s red hot form, according to Shrager, Henderson has no desire to force a move and would in fact prefer to stay right where he is and put his manager in a position where he has no choice but to consider his inclusion.

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