Dean Henderson hands an ultimatum to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Having returned from a successful loan at Sheffield United, Henderson has his eyes on the number one spot at Old Trafford. He has given an ultimatum to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to either make him United’s top goalie or help him find a new club.
De Gea has been United’s numero uno for the past nine years. Amongst the best in the business, his form has nosedived in the past couple of seasons. Although capable of the spectacular, he is now prone to making a number of errors.
This could force United into a tough choice come the summer. Henderson is not short of suitors. Chelsea are keen to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga and have identified the United shot-stopper as a potential replacement.
Sheffield are also keen, with him having left a lasting impression at Bramall Lane. Henderson played a key role in the Blades’ push for European football. He kept an impressive 13 clean sheets in his first season in the top-flight.
His performances have also seen him get called up to the English national team last October. With Jordan Pickford flattering to deceive, Henderson could compete for the number one spot in the national side for next summer’s European championships.
He will have a better opportunity to catch the eyes if he plays regularly. Whether that is at United or not remains to be seen.
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Despite our defence stepping up the performances, individual errors continue to be an Achilles heel. De Gea has been a hero for the club numerous times.
He should be celebrated but this cannot be used as a leveller to justify poor performances. United must not lose sight of the future by being loyal to the past.