Bosnich encourages Man Utd player to join Newcastle in January

Joe Williams
Former Man Utd goalkeeper Mark Bosnich

Mark Bosnich has encouraged Dean Henderson to leave Man Utd and pursue a move to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

At the back end of last season it seemed as though Henderson had established himself as the number one at Man Utd after leapfrogging David de Gea as their Premier League regular.

Henderson has only started one match in the League Cup this season with the keeper struggling to get back to fitness after suffering with long Covid.

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The 24-year-old spent two extremely successful seasons on loan at Sheffield United which catapulted him into the limelight at Old Trafford.

But De Gea’s early-season form has been good and Henderson faces an uphill battle to get back into Solskjaer’s side.

And now former Man Utd and Chelsea goalkeeper Bosnich thinks Henderson should looking after himself by seeking a move elsewhere, with Newcastle an option.

“I think he should go. He’s at the stage of his career where he needs to be playing regular football,” Bosnich told talkSPORT.

“He’ll know that as well. I understand that at the start of the season, him having a go in pre-season to see how things plan out.

“De Gea has been excellent and there’s no doubt about it, with the exception of the second goal you have to say against Manchester City which I think he’ll know that he should have saved.

“But I think from Dean Henderson’s point of view, he needs to start looking after Dean Henderson.

“Newcastle are a club who are on the go and on the move but they are also in a perilous position right now.

“New manager. It’s important to get your spin right and the goalkeeper is the integral part of that. He should go and should go as soon as he possibly can.”

Man Utd are currently going through a poor run of form, having lost four of their last six Premier League matches – but Marcus Rashford is backing the players to keep showing “desire and ambition” to change their fortunes.

Rashford said: “The Man United team is the Man United team and we all play for the badge and the club, something for me I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid.

“And for the players that we sign, they see Manchester United as the great club it is and they want to give everything they can for the badge.

“And those things remain the same whether you’re in good spells or bad spells. I know at the moment we’re in a difficult patch but the desire and ambition never changes.”