Dean Henderson is to seek an exit from Man United if his lack of playing time continues.
For all their faults over the last decade, Manchester United have been pretty good when it comes to selecting their goalkeepers.
Right now, David de Gea and Dean Henderson is probably the best tandem in world football. Both have aspirations to start week-in-week-out, though.
As things stand, De Gea has the starting job after returning back to his best over the last few months. Henderson is getting tired of playing second fiddle, which is understandable.
Inevitably, that has led to an unhappy Englishman. Now, according to the Daily Mail, the £100k-a-week United star (Spotrac), wants to leave if his situation doesn’t change.
Hendo has featured just once this term; a start in the Carabao Cup. Obviously, that’s not good enough for a man of his stature.
His start to the season was seriously disturbed when Henderson contracted Covid-19. He’d suffer some pretty severe side effects in the aftermath of the disease, further disrupting his development.
De Gea used that as an opportunity to seize control of the battle for the number one jersey, to his credit.
The Daily Mail add that Henderson’s preference would be to stay at Old Trafford, but he fears his career is in danger of stagnating.
It’s claimed that Hendo would consider an exit in January, with Newcastle United thought to be an option. It’s also stated that the Red Devils wouldn’t allow that to happen mid-season.
This is a finely-balanced situation. Henderson is ready to start on a regular basis for a top club. But can United move on from De Gea in this form? I said it during the summer, the manager has to choose his number one and let the other player go. They’re both too good to sit and waste away on the bench, while in Tom Heaton, United have a top-class back-up waiting in the wings.
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