Dean Henderson ‘ready to do whatever it takes’ to beat out David De Gea as Man United’s first choice goalkeeper

After impressing on loan at Sheffield United, Henderson is eager to displace De Gea at Old Trafford

Jack Rathborn@JackRathborn
Tuesday 08 September 2020 17:27
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Dean Henderson is “ready to do whatever it takes” to beat out David De Gea and become Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper.

The former Sheffield United loanee has committed his long-term future to Old Trafford, penning a new five-year deal.

And after a shaky season, De Gea is now under pressure to keep his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Henderson’s agent David Lee outlining his client’s determination to succeed at United.

“I don't think they're offering him a five-year deal without thinking that he can. Obviously you've got a world-class goalkeeper as number one for Manchester United,” Lee told Sports Mole.

"He's made a few mistakes, let's be fair, but he's still a top, top goalkeeper, still a world-class goalkeeper.

A long-term deal but little short-term clarity

"Maybe Henderson coming in might make De Gea raise his game and there are two ways to look at it for Man United, but he's got the potential to be Man United goalkeeper for sure.

“He's another player who believes he should be playing for Man United right now, so it's not going to faze him, he'll just rise to that.“There are some players that, when you think of them playing for a big club you worry about them - can they take that pressure every week.

“But Dean would have no problem with that, he's a confident boy. He's ready, he wants to push people.”

Solskjaer will be forced to confirm his first choice goalkeeper on 19 September when United open their campaign against Crystal Palace.

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