Solskjaer talks up United's second keeper Henderson: He can be one of the best in the world

24.11.2020.  
Solskjaer talks up United's second keeper Henderson: He can be one of the best in the world

David De Gea is the world's highest-paid goalkeeper after signing his contract extension in 2019. But the Spaniard hasn't been performing up to his standards and that of his wages which made a lot of Manchester United fans clamour for Dean Henderson to get his chance.


A United's academy product, Henderson has been playing for Shrewsbury Town in League One, then for Sheffield United in the Championship and the Premier League, before getting a place at the Old Trafford dressing room.


He has played three games so far, none of them in the league, and the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed the idea that the CL clash against Istanbul Basaksehir is his final test. Noting that the 23-year-old has been developing quite well.


"Do you know how many games we've got? I disagree completely that tomorrow is make or break for Dean. Dean's not really put a foot wrong and he's developing and maturing along the way. Performances will always be the deciding factor on if you play or not," said Solskjaer.


The Norweigan manager went even further in his praise of the man who made his England debut in November of 2020 in a friendly. Stressing out the importance of De Gea on his development and the competition that makes them sharper.


"He's training with, for me, one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He's got the potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. It's a great competition between them. It's not up to me to keep everyone happy," continued Ole.


Dean was great for Sheffield United in the Premier League with 13 clean sheets in 36 games played, with only 33 goals conceded for a newly-promoted side.


Prior to Shrewsbury Town, he played for Grimsby Town in League Two and Stockport County in the sixth tier. Of course, he remained a United player at every club as every move was a loan.



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