Sheffield United: Manchester United's Dean Henderson claims he's ready to start for Red Devils amid Blades loan interest

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has claimed that he's ready to take the number one shirt for his side this season, amid suggestions that Sheffield United will seek to bring him back for another loan spell.

By Richie Boon
Monday, 17 June, 2019, 10:47
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The England U21 international played a pivotal role in the Blades' stellar 2018/19 campaign, with a series of heroic displays seeing him earn the Championship Golden Glove award, as his club earned automatic promotion.

Clearly, Henderson has his sights set on the big time, and told the Daily Mail: “You always watch Premier League Years on the telly and to know that could be me next year, I can't wait.

"Whether that is at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I'm good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance.

He continued: “It's a tough one to say where. But do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do.

“I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way.If not there I'm sure I could go back to Sheffield United, play a season and then I'll prove to Manchester United what they are missing.”

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While Henderson is clearly confident that he can make the number one shirt his own at Old Trafford, it seems unlikely that Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sideline Spain number one David de Gea to accommodate his selection.

While the former Atletico Madrid man struggled for form last season, he's arguably been the Premier League best goalkeeper for a number of years, and is unlikely to be cast aside for a relatively inexperienced stopper.

Blades boss Chris Wilder is eager to have Henderson back at Bramall Lane again next season, as United test their mettle in the Premier League for the first time in over a decade, and will remain confident of striking a fresh loan deal.

Sheffield United are yet to bring in any fresh faces this summer , but it appears only a matter of time until the generally subdued transfer window kicks into gear, and domino effect sparks a transfer frenzy across the division.