Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is now expected to keep his place in goal for the rest of the month.
The 23-year-old started the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening with David De Gea absent due to a personal matter. Reports suggest that the Spaniard is about to have a baby with his wife so he has been given time off.
It could mean an extended run in the side for Henderson, with the Red Devils scheduled to play six matches in March, including the derby on Sunday versus City. The majority of fans on Twitter are happy to see the England international get his chance in the first team:
Hooray. Can you make it 6 years instead.
— DUNCAN_65 (@65Duncan) March 4, 2021
He did well. Will be nice to see him have a run in the team.
— Man United Plus (@ManUnitedPlus) March 4, 2021
It’s inevitable pic.twitter.com/etCaxrDBhW
— RedDevils (@TheRedArmy69) March 4, 2021
He should he's earned it.
— TR (@timeronaldo) March 4, 2021
Big chance for Henderson. A good month and he'll take the Number 1 shirt next season.
— Andrew (@AndrewMcG_90) March 4, 2021
First keeper from now on please
— Saqib🥤 (@UtdSaqib) March 4, 2021
Let’s go Deano
— rxl (@uhhrxl) March 4, 2021
His time to show who the 1st at MU FC. Him or DDG
— Rashine ✨ (@RashTheory) March 4, 2021
There have been reports that Henderson could look to quit Old Trafford in the summer if he isn’t made first choice by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. These six games could, therefore, be seen as an audition for the player to show his manager he deserves to be ahead of De Gea in the pecking order.