Sheffield United fans hail 'England's number one' Dean Henderson after first half display against Manchester City

Sheffield United supporters have taken to Twitter to praise goalkeeper Dean Henderson for his first half heroics against champions Manchester City tonight.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 8:38 pm

Cries of ‘England’s number one’ reverberated around Bramall Lane after the on-loan Manchester United stopper pulled off a fine save to deny City’s Gabriel Jesus from the penalty spot in the 37th minute.

It came after the 22-year-old had produced two stunning saves to thwart Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling.

Speaking of his first half display, our United reporter James Shield said: “if this lad doesn't go on to become England's number one, I'll buy a bobble hat and eat it.”

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Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City has his penalty saved by Dean Henderson of Sheffield United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And Henry Winter, chief football writer for The Times, wrote on Twitter: “Deano, Deano” reverberates around Bramall Lane. Dean Henderson saves Jesus’ penalty after also denying Otamendi and Sterling. Some keeper. Surely heading to the Euros with Pickford and Pope.”

United fans have also been quick to praise the ‘keeper on Twitter.

@NotoriousSzin How come Dean Henderson is still not the regular England number one? #SHUMCY #twitterblades

@daveyboi1889 Nah tell me @deanhenderson isn't England's no 1 keeper makes hands look want #twitterblades

@nathangleed99 Deano should be England’s number one no debate necessary #twitterblades


@Henni_Papenfuss Henderson is 10 times the next best English keeper. World Class!

@LateLateKickOff Henderson is playing a blinder for #twitterblades tonight. Why #mufc gave DeGea a new contract is beyond me. But why did VAR not insist the penalty was retaken. He was miles off the line. Then again... who cares?

@andyfree A fantastic first half performance from Hendo!