Manchester United confirm first-team departure on loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in the last six months and now, his departure has been confirmed.

The 25-year-old fell out of favour at Old Trafford last year after a series of unfortunate events in last summer’s preparations, which included withdrawing from England’s EURO 2020 campaign and missing the entire pre-season with COVID-19-related issues.

Henderson failed to oust David de Gea as the first-choice goalkeeper and made zero appearances in the Premier League, leaving him with no other choice than to pursue first-team opportunities elsewhere.

Now, the club has confirmed that the former Sheffield United shot-stopper has joined newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.

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Henderson is now the seventh senior United player to leave the club this summer, with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Lee Grant and Edinson Cavani all departing on free transfers last month.

Henderson signed a new long-term contract at the club in 2020 and is tied to that deal until 2025, leaving United in a strong position if they wish to sell next year.

In a boost to United’s finances, it has now been revealed that Nottingham Forest will cover 100% of his £110,000-per-week wages over his season-long stay at his new club.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who add that there is no option to buy at the end of the arrangement, nor is there an obligation.

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