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Manchester United goalkeeper storms out of training

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson was reportedly left furious with interim manager Ralf Rangnick on Sunday morning.

According to Webby and O’Neill, two popular United fans with a YouTube channel, the English shot-stopper stormed out of training after learning that Rangnick had gone against his promise by opting for David de Gea to start United’s FA Cup third round fixture against Aston Villa.

Speaking about United’s next game against Villa, Webby and O’Neill said: “One player that won’t be playing [this weekend] is Dean Henderson.

“On Monday we were told that Dean Henderson stormed out of the training ground after being told he wasn’t playing on Sunday [against Villa the next day].

“We never said anything — we wanted to make sure from another source — got that.

“He was told he is not playing but he was preparing [to play] all week.”

Ralf Rangnick held his press conference today and spoke about Henderson, but urged the goalkeeper to stay because United are still involved in three competitions.

“I told him that I would like him to stay. He is a fantastic goalkeeper, would really like to have him on board,” Manchester Evening NewsRangnick said, as per .

“I can fully understand why he wants to play at his age, but we are still in three competitions. I can understand his desire to get regular game time.”

I’m not sure how sitting on the bench — behind De Gea — can be of benefit to Henderson, especially this year with a World Cup coming up. He won’t get selected by Gareth Southgate unless he plays his football elsewhere or suddenly replaces De Gea as first choice.

I can’t see the former happening anytime soon but at least he’s still committed to United

Henderson is understandably annoyed because he would have thought this was the season when he’d become United’s first choice. It was a topic of conversation before the campaign started but COVID-19 struck and it took Henderson some time to fully come around from the after effects.

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