Manchester United fans were delighted to see Dean Henderson sign a new contract after all the uncertainty over his future.
The young Englishman has seen himself suddenly being pushed for the number one spot after David de Gea‘s error-filled season.
Henderson isn’t just riding his luck, he had a remarkable campaign for Sheffield United and was instrumental in their success.
Those two factors combining has seen the goalkeeping prospect’s stock rise and there’s a real chance he could be United’s first-choice in the upcoming season.
With reports claiming Henderson won’t be loaned out and will compete with De Gea, the new contract certainly seems to confirm that.
Dean Henderson competing with De Gea for number 1 next season is ridiculously dangerous. It doesn't work having two first team quality keepers contesting for one spot. Both will be on edge and keeper's need to have confidence and security. One should be loaned out
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) August 26, 2020
Dean Henderson has ranked top 5 in the league for save percentage, goals conceded per 90 𝐀𝐍𝐃 clean sheet percentage in 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 of his career.
He’s back where he belongs. pic.twitter.com/2J0vl5HgPa
— ً (@utdrobbo) August 26, 2020
AHHHHHH!! Going to be number one in the world very soon
— Aidan Walsh (@AidanWalshMUFC) August 26, 2020
You’re just getting started
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 26, 2020
Love you king! Go take that #1 spot
— ‘ (@UtdChart) August 26, 2020
Hope you and De Gea push each other on next season glad you’re back Deano
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya (@RealistYahz) August 26, 2020
Henderson’s new deal will see him extend his stay until 2025 and reports have thrown around his salary being at £120k to £150k a week.
With that type of money being spent, it’s easy to see how he might be handed the number one spot soon, if not right away according to some fans.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some fight on his hands and will need to manage the situation well so everyone remains happy.
Unfortunately with De Gea’s large contract, it will be difficult to offload him, even if Manchester United openly want to sell him.
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