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Is Sheffield Utd loanee Dean Henderson is ready to take the Man Utd number one spot – Here are 2 reasons why

With Henderson returning to Old Trafford after his loan period at Sheffield United, could he become the Red Devil’s first choice keeper and if so, what can he bring to their 2019/20 campaign. 

The 22-year-old is returning from an amazing season with Sheffield United, where he was a key part in helping them gain promotion. He’s been with Man United since 2011 and moved from the youth team to the first team in 2015.

Dean has since been on loan to Stockport County, Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury Town. He’s even had appearances with England’s youth sides and most recently has impressed Gareth Southgate.

He’s previously been a contender for Young Player of the year at the end of the 2015 season, and now he thinks he’s ready to be United’s number one. If he was to be given a chance, here’s two things I think he will be able to bring to the Man United dressing room and pitch…

Clean Sheet’s 

Along with his other qualities, Henderson was also given the Championships Golden Glove award in his youth for an impressive 21 clean sheets in 46 games.

Last season when he was at Sheffield United, they received automatic promotion. Which proves that he had a good impact on goal difference because it’s not like Sheffield were fighting in a playoff position. David De Gea’s future is now in doubt after a tough 18/19 season, so Dean Henderson’s rise could be perfectly timed in order to secure some starts. 

Self Belief That Should Motivate 

It’s safe to say that United want to have a better season than last. I can imagine that last season in the dressing rooms after matches was not an inspirational place to be. I think the ‘keeper will be able to motivate this Red’s team into thinking they can improve as he believes in himself a lot.

He said, “Whether I’m at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve the chance. Some may see this as arrogance but there’s nothing better than some self-belief.”

He’s also stated that “If I’m not at United, I could go back to Sheffield, play a season and then I’ll prove to United what they’re missing.” It looks like he’s definitely out to prove himself. 

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