Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson made his first-team debut against Luton Town last night, and while he didn’t have much to do during the game, he did pull out one top drawer save from Tom Lockyer in the second half.
The 23-year-old clawed away a header from the defender midway through the second half, to help keep the Red Devils 1-0 up. It could have been a very different game if the Hatters had drawn level at that point but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side eventually ended with a 3-0 win on the night following late goals from substitutes Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
Henderson took to Twitter after the game to express his delight at making his first appearance for United and fans were quick to respond with praise for his performance:
Top performance Dean❤️🔴
— Bissaka Fan (@ManUnitedEsque) September 22, 2020
Great save dean!
— Adam (@Adamcooper89) September 22, 2020
Best keeper in the world right now
— Sancho – Here We Go 🔜✍️🔴 (@AndreM2018) September 22, 2020
Future club legend !
— Lee mckay (@LeeLeemckay) September 22, 2020
Save of the day
— Romain Ziri (@ziriromain) September 22, 2020
Top save mate❤️
— Joe #GlazersOutWoodwardOut (@FlixxFr) September 22, 2020
Tell ole to start you on Saturday 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Bruno VDB😍🥰🥰 (@smash2221) September 22, 2020
What a save, Deano!
— Jack Barton (@J_bartsx) September 22, 2020
World Class Deano .. keep it up 👍🏻
— Fred (@FredyTheRed) September 22, 2020
Quality save tthat Dean. Great to see you finally make your debut. Plenty more to come!!
— Nathan (@Nathaniel8601) September 22, 2020
— James MUFC (@JMUFC___) September 22, 2020
It is expected that David De Gea will return in goal when United play Brighton on Saturday but Henderson has certainly put some pressure on the current number one.