Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has advised Dean Henderson he isn’t but able to dislodge David de Gea as Manchester United’s No.1 goalkeeper.
And the Norwegian is able to log out on the 23 year-old staying at Sheffield United on mortgage for one more yr.
Henderson has impressed throughout his two years at Bramall Lane, serving to them to Championship promotion and a high-quality Premier League return.
But he nonetheless stays decided to turn out to be the No.1 at Old Trafford.
However, with De Gea, 29, having solely signed a four-year deal – with a two-year choice – final September, Henderson is cautious of signing one other long-term take care of the Red Devils, amid a rising checklist of suitors.
And whereas Solskjaer maintains that he may very well be United’s No.1 sooner or later, he believes the homegrown product – who joined United at 14 – just isn’t but able to dislodge De Gea.
“We need to make sure Dean plays football to develop, so we’re going to make a decision later on,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“He’s had two fantastic years and we appreciate what Sheffield United have done with him as well. So that’s an option, for him to stay at Sheffield United.”
“I believe Dean has had a improbable couple of years at Sheffield United and I believe finally he’ll find yourself as England’s No.1 and Man Utd’s No.1.
“But he’s bought the most effective goalkeeper on the planet to tip off his place and for me David remains to be growing and nonetheless getting higher and higher.”
Indeed, Solskjaer admitted that there will likely be talks over Henderson remaining with Chris Wilder’s aspect in 2020-21 – as a result of he does not consider there’s any level in Henderson returning proper now.
“We are going to make a decision after both clubs sit down with him,” he continued.
“Dean can work in our goalkeeping department alongside David, Sergio (Romero) and Lee (Grant) but you can’t have three or four top keepers there and he needs games.”
Henderson is presently holding out on a brand new United contract extension – he has two years left and a yr’s choice on his present deal – as he desires ensures over taking part in time.
Despite criticism of De Gea after his error towards Spurs on Friday, Solskjaer stays staunch in his defence of the Spaniard on Tuesday, insisting: “For me he is still the best in the world and I wouldn’t swap him with anyone.”
Sergio Romero presently stays as De Gea’s deputy and Solskjaer stays delighted with the Argentine.
“I think Sergio is the best No.2 in the world. He’s so professional, even though he wants to play every game. He challenges David but they’re also good friends.
“Every day in training there’s a good atmosphere and environment there, but of course he’s disappointed every time I choose not to play him.
“I’ve got a good problem, we’ve got a good problem, a challenge to decide how our goalkeeping department is going to look next season because you can’t have three or four top keepers there.”
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