Aaron Ramsdale's classy message to Man Utd's Dean Henderson after Sheffield United goalkeeper is called up to England's Euros squad

Aaron Ramsdale expressed his sympathy for Dean Henderson in a classy message after the Sheffield United goalkeeper replaced the former Blades loanee in the England squad for the European Championships earlier today.

By Danny Hall
Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 3:12 pm

It was confirmed this morning that Ramsdale, who was part of Gareth Southgate’s initial squad for the Euros but didn’t make the final cut, would join up with Southgate’s men for the rest of their European Championship campaign this summer after Henderson withdrew through injury.

The Manchester United stopper, who spent two seasons on loan at Bramall Lane before Ramsdale returned from AFC Bournemouth, was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a gluteal tear.

Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale called up to England squad for Euros, replaces Man Utd's former Blade Dean Henderson

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And Ramsdale posted on Instagram: “While I’m delighted to be joining back up with England, my immediate thoughts are with Deano as I know how much it meant to him to be involved.

“I have now been given the honour and to be involved in a major tournament is what dreams are made of.

“This is a special moment for me and my family.”

Ramsdale, 23, in uncapped at senior level and will now join Jordan Pickford and Sam Johnstone as the goalkeepers available to Southgate for the remainder of the Euros.

Dean Henderson and Aaron Ramsdale embace: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

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He was named United’s player of the year last season as the Blades were relegated from the Premier League, and is thought to have attracted admiring glances from other top-flight clubs – despite United now valuing him at around £40million.

Ramsdale, a product of United’s youth academy, is understood to have no intention of moving on following Slavisa Jokanović’s appointment as Chris Wilder’s successor.

Dean Henderson, Aaron Ramsdale and Jordan Pickford of England warm up: Darren Staples / Sportimage
Aaron Ramsdale was in the England squad for their pre-Euros friendlies (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)