Dean Henderson was desperate for David de Gea’s Manchester United No 1 shirt after impressing in goal during a six-game spell in the protracted absence of first choice.
- Dean Henderson reiterated his desire to usurp David de Gea in goal
- The goalkeeper wants to end De Gea’s 10-year period as Manchester United’s number 1
- Henderson impressed in a six-game period that started in the absence of the Spaniard
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will give both opportunities for the rest of the season
Dean Henderson is desperate to keep his place and usurp David de Gea as Manchester United’s best goalkeeper.
Henderson has entered the last six games after De Gea was given a break for the birth of his first child, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said yesterday that both goalkeepers will have opportunities for the remainder of the season.
De Gea is looking to return against Brighton tomorrow, but Henderson has reiterated his desire to become first-choice in a move that could end the Spaniard’s ten-year career at Old Trafford.
Dean Henderson (left) is desperate to usurp David de Gea (right) as Manchester United’s No.1
“To play for Manchester United, you have to be willing to do the hard work,” said the England international.
‘No one will give you the chance, you have to keep working hard for it – and hopefully I’ll get the chance full time. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted to do. I’ve always imagined playing for Manchester United for 76,000 and beating Liverpool.
“I always squeeze myself every time I hit the Old Trafford field.”
The England international made an impression during a six-game period that started in De Gea’s absence
Henderson has put pressure this season to wrestle the starting place for de Gea
Henderson spent the past two seasons on loan at Sheffield United because De Gea blocked his road, admitting that he thought his career at Old Trafford was over after he let a shot from Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool through his legs 18 months ago. go on Bramall Lane.
In an interview with YouTube channel UMM that aired this week, Henderson added: ‘I had a goalkeeper at the time who was probably the best in the world so I knew I couldn’t break through at United.
So I had to go out and do it right and have the resilience to jump back all the time.
“After the game against Liverpool, when I threw a roar, I thought,” My United career is over now because it’s against Liverpool “.”
Solskjaer was reluctant to get carried away by his goalkeeping dilemma yesterday, saying, “I have great options with both, but it will be decided on merit.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to give both chances for the rest of the season