According to the Sun, Manchester United star Dean Henderson has no intention of playing second fiddle to David de Gea.
Having returned from a successful loan at Sheffield United, Henderson has his eyes on the number one spot at Old Trafford. He has given an ultimatum to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to either make him United’s top goalie or help him find a new club.
De Gea has been United’s numero uno for the past nine years. Amongst the best in the business, his form has nosedived in the past couple of seasons. Although capable of the spectacular, he is now prone to making a number of errors.
This has led to certain sections calling for him to be replaced by Henderson for next season. Although Solskajer sees the youngster as one for the future, he believes Henderson needs to be patient.
This could force United into a tough choice come the summer. Henderson is not short of suitors. Chelsea are keen to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga and have identified the United shot-stopper as a potential replacement.
Sheffield are also keen, with him having left a lasting impression at Bramall Lane. Henderson played a key role in the Blades’ push for European football. He kept an impressive 13 clean sheets in his first season in the top-flight.
His performances have also seen him get called up to the English national team last October. With Jordan Pickford flattering to deceive, Henderson could compete for the number one spot in the national side for next summer’s European championships.
He will have a better opportunity to catch the eyes if he plays regularly. Whether that is at United or not remains to be seen.