Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed his club will extend Manchester United star Dean Henderson’s loan deal in the next couple of days.
The England Under-21 international keeper is close to agreeing an extension from Manchester United until the current season ends and it could be done before the Blades restart the Premier League with a game at Aston Villa on Wednesday
Wilder said: “I spoke to Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) yesterday morning. I thanked him for his co-operation with Dean and we are in the process, in the next couple of days, of finalising Dean’s stay with us until the end of the season.
“Their manager was brilliant and was very pro to Dean staying and delighted in terms of what Dean has produced for us and what we have done for Dean as well. That can’t go unmissed.
“We have had initial early conversations (to him coming back next season). Of course we would be open to Dean coming back but I have got huge respect for Manchester United and the football club.
“I have always gone on record as saying he is a Manchester United player and they will make the decision based on what is best for themselves and for Dean. If there is an opportunity we would love to take that up.”
Look, Henderson is a very good young stopper that will eventually be the number one of United, but how could they drop a man that has been their best players for the last few seasons? He is world class
If Henderson gets some more game over at United, then he could come back to Old Trafford in the next few years and make a real statement, but right now, he is not ready to make a move back to Manchester, so this deal is a good bit of business.