Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that he has a long-term plan for Dean Henderson at the club by offering him a new six-year deal. The 23-year-old impressed the last loan period at Sheffield United in his first season in the top division, and the Blades were dying to bring him back to Yorkshire.
Chris Wilder had outlined his plans to keep Henderson at the club for a third season.
His intentions then hit a catch when Sheffield United turned attention to their former goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Ramsdale was Bournemouth’s Player of the Year last season despite being relegated to the Cherries.
His £ 18.5m move to Bramall Lane confirmed Manchester United should keep Henderson.
United today confirmed that they have signed a six-year bumper deal with Old Trafford.
According to the Evening standardOle Gunnar Solskjaer wants to borrow him this season.
Henderson wants to stay and play at United but that’s not a formality given Solskjaer’s loyalty to David de Gea.
The Spaniard hasn’t been that impressive lately, but Solskjaer is eager to stand by his side and still feels like one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Henderson could therefore be ready to fight for the # 1 jersey with De Gea, a player he immensely respects.
Meanwhile, with Leeds and Everton, Sergio Romero could be among those battling for his signature.
Henderson will join the English squad before attempting to secure his spot between the sticks for United.
After putting the pen down on paper, he said: “The path I’ve taken over the past five years has been fantastic for my development and the invaluable loan period at Sheffield United has been part of it.
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“The goalkeeping department at United is excellent. There are three top goalkeepers who have achieved so much in the game and I look forward to working with the group.
“The trust that the manager and the club have placed in me with this contract means a lot to me and will continue my development as a goalkeeper.
“I will give everything every day to improve so that I can play as many games as possible for this great club.
“Now I’m looking forward to joining the English squad and then preparing for the season ahead.”
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