Manchester United will reject potential Dean Henderson request ahead of Carabao Cup semi-final

Manchester United have rightly decided to not allow Dean Henderson to play against them for Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Dean Henderson was Nottingham Forest’s hero with two saves in the penalty shootout to help beat Wolves. The win saw them reach their first League Cup semi-final in 31 years.

Yet, in what may seem to be cruel twist of fate to some, Henderson will not be eligible to play in the semi-final after Forest were drawn against Manchester United.

The only way he would be able to play is if United give written permission.

My immediate reaction to that idea was blunt but it sounds like United agree, with the Manchester Evening News reporting that United will reject any request Forest make to allow the loanee goalkeeper to play.

Another point I made on the blog this morning was that United don’t let other loanee players to play against them. Why on earth would they bend the rules for Henderson?

And, why would we do something like that for a player who thought he was above the mess at Old Trafford. Henderson had no problem slating the club in an interview with talkSPORT at the start of the season and it would take something special for him to come back and become number one after that.

Wayne Hennessy is set to replace Henderson for the two semi-final legs.

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