Henderson hints at Man Utd return to challenge De Gea

Date published: Saturday 8th February 2020 4:09

Dean Henderson maintains it is still his “big dream” to play for Manchester United as he continues his fine form for loan side Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old has the joint-most Premier League clean sheets this season along with Burnley’s Nick Pope and Liverpool’s Alisson.

With Jordan Pickford struggling for form there have been calls for Henderson – who doesn’t have a cap for England – to become Gareth Southgate’s number one.

Sheff Utd boss Chris Wilder recently said that talks were already under way with Man Utd to see if they could borrow Henderson for another season – but Henderson has hinted that he is ready to fight David de Gea for the starting berth at Old Trafford.

“The big dream is to play for Manchester United one day,” Henderson told the Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“I’ve always had that dream throughout my life so until that’s accomplished I’ll never think I’ve made it.

“Even if I play for them once I won’t think I’ve made it. I need to play for them 500 times, 300 times, whatever it is, then you can turnaround at the end of your career and say, ‘I made it, I did what I set out to do’.”

On the possibility of making Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad, Henderson added: “[I want to] get to 40 points first and foremost to stay up [with Sheffield United].

“If we do that, win as many games as possible towards the end of the season and then going into the summer fight for the No.1 spot as much as I can.

“That’s what I’ll be doing and hopefully I can make it happen.”


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