Erik ten Hag has no intention to sell Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson this summer
During this summer’s transfer window, the Red Devils have been actively engaged in bolstering their squad with high-quality players.
In addition to new arrivals, the need to sell some players remains essential to maintaining financial balance and preventing overcrowding in the team.
Henderson was expected to be one of the players departing, given his desire for consistent playing time.
He had the chance to gain regular minutes at Nottingham Forest last season, even with discussions about a permanent transfer underway.
Nevertheless, the English star’s frustrations might not be resolved as initially expected. With Tom Heaton sustaining an injury, it has been stated that Henderson could be compelled to stay at Man United for the time being.
It has been stated that Ten Hag has no intention to sell the 26-year-old shot-stopper this summer amid squad issues.
Forest had considered bringing back Henderson for a second successive season on loan, but the United manager intends to retain the English goalkeeper.
The Dutch boss aims to have his keeper provide healthy competition for newly acquired player Andre Onana.
The departure of long-standing first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea, coupled with injury issues, has led the gaffer to communicate to Henderson that he holds a significant role in this season’s plans.
In the recent match against Wolves, the experienced shot-stopper was present as an unused substitute in Man United’s somewhat unconvincing 1-0 victory.
Presently, it seems highly likely that the goalkeeper might remain in Manchester until at least January.
While this might not be the most ideal scenario for him, it’s the reality considering he is under contract with United, which is just how things work in this game.
For the Red Devils, the drawback lies in the fact that the more time the No. 26 spends on the bench, the less his potential transfer value will be.
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Ideally, the fans will hope that Heaton’s injury isn’t severe and that Henderson’s move can be approved before the end of this month.