Manchester United completely outclassed Spanish side Real Sociedad in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg this evening, winning the game 4-0, but it could have been a different story had substitute goalkeeper Dean Henderson not pulled out an excellent save early in the first half.
The keeper exuded confidence throughout the game and stamped his authority in the second half with an excellent commanding punch to clear his lines.
The game in Turin was Henderson’s sixth clean sheet of the season – from 12 games, giving an average of 1 clean sheet every two games.
By contrast, first choice keeper David de Gea has managed nine clean sheets this term from 27 games – an average of 1 in 3.
It could be argued that Henderson has played ‘easier’ games, such as EFL and FA Cup ties, while De Gea has played the majority of Premier League and … Read the rest