Dean Henderson wants to make it at Manchester United though admits the Spain international David de Gea deserves to be the Red Devils’ number one keeper and he may be forced to depart permanently.
The 23-year-old has spent the last two years on loan at Sheffield United – and head coach Chris Wilder has even suggested he could stay for the 2020/21 term too after an impressive maiden season in the PL.
Dean’s preference, though, would be to take up his place between the sticks at the club and there are growing calls from United supporters to see him displace De Gea.
The Spaniard has had another under-par campaign and was skewered by Roy Keane recently after his meek attempt to save forward Steven Bergwijn’s effort at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But Dean has jumped to the defence of David and hailed his fellow keeper, acknowledging that de Gea deserves to be United’s No.1 and will be very hard to displace – which could mean he has to seek senior team football elsewhere.
‘I think it’s clear for everyone to know, I want to play for Manchester United and England,’ the Englishman told TV3.
‘It feels like I always hit a brick wall. Maybe I’ll get the opportunity, maybe I won’t, then I’ll have to look down a different avenue.’
In the meantime, Manchester United and Manchester City have reportedly identified Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann as a possible transfer target.
In spite of high expectations after last summer’s move from Atletico Madrid, Griezmann has struggled to justify his £107 million price tag.