Henderson will get games – Solskjaer responds to Man Utd exit talk

Paul Macdonald
Paul Macdonald Updated: 20 May 2021 11:26 BST 2 min read
Henderson will get games – Solskjaer responds to Man Utd exit talk

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes goalkeeper Dean Henderson wants to remain at the club despite speculation over his future.

Leeds United and Brighton are among Premier League teams linked with a move amid reports the 23-year-old wants to leave United on loan again.

Henderson impressed during two loan spells with Sheffield United before returning to Old Trafford ahead of the new season and signing a new long-term contract.

He was tasked with challenging under-pressure number one David de Gea, who has so far played all eight Premier League matches.

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  • Henderson recently made his England debut and is reportedly keen on another Premier League loan move to boost his chances of selection for Euro 2020.

    But Solskjaer does not believe that is the case ahead of what could be Henderson’s fourth appearance of the season against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Solskjaer feels the competition with De Gea is benefiting both keepers.

    And he also rejected a suggestion that the Basaksehir game could be a decisive last outing before the January transfer window for Henderson.

    “Dean wants to stay at Manchester United and play for Manchester United,” said Solskjaer. “I can’t see the logic in him playing only one game before Christmas.

    “Do you know how many games we have got? So I disagree completely that Tuesday could be make or break for Dean.

    “He has come back in, he is training really well, he is maturing. I’ve been very happy with the competition that Dean has provided for David.

    “[Henderson] is training with, for me, one of the best goalkeepers in the world [De Gea].

    “He has got potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

    “It’s a great competition between them, so I don’t buy that argument that it is a make or break for him.”

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