Dean Henderson will not play for Forest again before returning to Manchester United

Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson will not play for Nottingham Forest again this season.

The goalkeeper has been out for several months with a thigh injury and according to The Telegraph, he has sustained another setback that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

Henderson’s last outing came on January 14, when Forest saw out a crucial 2-0 win over Midlands rivals Leicester City.

His fitness issues then forced the Forest board to acquire a new ‘keeper in the winter transfer window in the form of experienced veteran Keylor Navas, but despite his illustrious career record and trophy cabinet, the Costa Rican has struggled to keep out the goals during the Trees’ fight for survival.

What next for Henderson?

Erik ten Hag now faces a pivotal decision regarding Henderson’s future. The Englishman’s contract runs until 2025 and he is a graduate of Carrington Academy, so he has been a Red since he kickstarted his career, though it has been filled with several loan spells.

There’s no doubt in terms of Henderson’s goalkeeping abilities; he is an excellent shot-stopper and can play out from the back superbly. However, his past comments have seen his reputation amongst the Old Trafford faithful deteriorate, so it won’t go down well with fans if he stays with United next season.

As well as that, Ten Hag has seemingly pledged his allegiance to David de Gea being our No.1 going forward.

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