Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is expected to leave on an 18-month loan spell when the January transfer window opens, according to reports in the UK.
The 24-year-old was set to challenge David De Gea for the number one spot at the start of the season but the England international was laid low by the virus in the summer and it took him the best part of two months to recover.
With De Gea now firmly re-established as first choice, the decision has been made to let Henderson leave on a temporary basis. There was a mixed reaction to the story from supporters on Twitter:
Just sell him for £25 million
— Frank (@UTDFrankie) November 13, 2021
I don’t like the idea, he’s a good boy but lacks game times. OGS will leave us with nothing.. eishh…
— Rashid Yahaya (@AbdulRashidYah5) November 14, 2021
Good..let him compete with Darlow and Dubravka before thinking of competing with the 🐐
— Jay (@anirudhjay10) November 14, 2021
It’s sad because Dean is the right goalkeeper and yet he stays Spanish.
— Olga KF (@daisy159522379) November 14, 2021
De Gea so clear of this guy. And moving forward we have lot of young talented keepers better then Henderson if we want to replace David in the future.
— RJ13 (@RHali13) November 14, 2021
We will regret letting Henderson go… Hopefully when he returns he will be ready to be the no. 1
— LYNX🇿🇦 (@LynxUtd) November 13, 2021
He needs to play regularly. An 18 month loan will be good for him. Please don’t sell him
— Ange Hale (@AngeHale1) November 14, 2021
What a difference a year makes
— schoey (@MarkSchofield82) November 14, 2021
I love both David and Hendo I can’t 😭😭😭
— Rami 🔴 (@UtdRamii) November 14, 2021
The fact is, Henderson suffered a fitness setback at exactly the wrong time. After being picked by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regularly at the back end of last season, he has made just one appearance so far this campaign, coming in the 1-0 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup back in September.
Reports suggest that Newcastle are interested so we shall see if the shot-stopper does end up moving to St James’ Park in the New Year.