Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will ask to leave Old Trafford in the summer unless he is made first choice ahead of next season, according to reports in the local media.
The 23-year-old has made just 12 appearances since returning from his loan spell at Sheffield United and he has yet to displace current number one David De Gea.
Henderson has performed well when given the chance by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but supporters on Twitter are very much split on whether the England international should be handed the gloves:
De Gea is clear.
— Pastor Fred (@PedroUTD1) February 22, 2021
We’ll really regret it if we sell Deano
— Zane (@Zane_Scope) February 22, 2021
He’s free to leave
— Duke of Manchester ❤️ (@Hilltoonz) February 22, 2021
Just play him ffs, he’s proven it every time he’s played
— ^ (@MagicaIMason) February 22, 2021
Pipe down kid de gea is a club legend you’ll get your time 👍🏻
— Yunus (@Yunus_jm8) February 22, 2021
We need to keep Henderson
— 🍻 (@mufctoby9) February 22, 2021
50 mil and 👋
— JonG-🔴👹 (@JonathanG16__) February 22, 2021
Deano should be our first choice man ffs
— Farhan Ramjan 🇵🇸 (@FR_MUFC1) February 22, 2021
All these Henderson hype will end in tears. Bookmark this tweet.
— Montale (@raymontale) February 22, 2021
He’s better than de gea.
— james (@Irishlad0) February 22, 2021
If we look at the data this season, De Gea has a save percentage of just 63.7%, compared to Henderson’s 76.9%, although the Englishman’s lack of games means a direct comparison is not completely reliable.
Even so, De Gea’s marked drop off in form suggests Henderson would be deserving of the number one jersey, but we shall see in the coming months what decision Solskjaer makes on the pair’s future.