Dean Henderson is among the players who could be sold this summer to finance incomings, with the goalkeeper increasingly unlikely to claim a starting place at the club.
Henderson signed a new contract following his impressive two seasons on loan at Sheffield United but since then, he has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford.
David de Gea has continued to guard the net and according to reports, United are in talks with the Spaniard over a new contract but on reduced wages.
A prolonged stay at United for De Gea, who has been a mainstay in the side since joining in 2011, would almost certainly rule out a long-term future for Henderson.
And now, it is being reported that Henderson has accepted that his dream of becoming the first-choice shot-stopper at United may not become a reality.
That’s according to Football Insider, who say that amid Henderson’s realisation, he is now pushing to secure a permanent move away from the club this summer.
Henderson is currently out on loan at Nottingham Forest but an untimely mid-season injury has meant that he is unlikely to feature again this season, with the Premier League newcomers signing Keylor Navas on loan to cover.
As per the report, it’s claimed that Henderson was irritated by treatment at United and is now looking to force a move to give himself the best chance of returning to the England fold.
It’s also claimed that Tottenham are interested in Henderson, with Chelsea also named as a possible destination. Forest are keen on turning his temporary stay into a permanent one but that is dependent on avoiding relegation.
It’s been almost three years since Henderson’s breakthrough loan at Sheffield United came to an end and since then, he has not done enough to prove that he is who Erik ten Hag should be banking on.
Furthermore, Henderson’s public outbursts have done very little to earn him the benefit of the doubt and cashing in on their asset may be the best move for United.