Gary Neville backs the ‘confident’ Dean Henderson to remain Manchester United’s No.1 despite being ‘the most researched job in football’ … while praising the English star’s ‘courage’ in the comeback win on Tottenham.
- Dean Henderson has kept a clean sheet four times in eight Premier League games
- Gary Neville says he’s “in awe” of Henderson since he became No. 1
- Manchester United are now unbeaten in their last 23 league games
- The Red Devils are now 11 points behind Manchester City with a match in hand
Gary Neville praised Dean Henderson’s ‘courage’ after Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1.
The 24-year-old England goalkeeper was in good shape when the Red Devils took a crucial victory in North London, leaving them 11 points behind league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.
United legend and Sky Sports pundit Neville, has shown his admiration for Henderson’s progress since taking over from David de Gea as the club’s No. 1.
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson was in good shape during their win over Tottenham
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has praised Henderson’s bravery since becoming United’s # 1
“I’m impressed with Henderson. It’s a big question. I think it’s the most scrutinized track in football, Manchester United’s No. 1, ” said Neville Sky Sports
‘You’re making a mistake, it’s a position where you are absolutely punished and I’m always wary that when United had great keepers, they got it right.
“He’s a young goalkeeper, but in the first five or ten games he played, he was really confident. You have to have the courage to play that position to the full.
Henderson played in the Premier League for United eight times this season, keeping the zero four times.
Man United are now unbeaten in 23 Premier League games following their win over Spurs
He took over from De Gea as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper after the Spaniard returned to his home country for the birth of his child in March.
Tottenham took the lead with Son Heung-min’s attack in the first half, but United fought back after halftime and goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood accounted for all three points.
The Red Devils are now unbeaten in their last 23 Premier League away games and host Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday after winning the first leg 2-0.
Spurs are seventh, six points behind fourth place West Ham and will travel to Everton on Friday-evening.