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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides update on Dean Henderson’s Man United future


    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this evening opened up on the prospect of highly-regarded goalkeeper Dean Henderson returning to Old Trafford.

    Bramall Lane stint

    Henderson, a 22-year-old shot-stopper, came up through the youth ranks of United, after joining the club from Carlisle in 2011.

    However, after struggling to carve out any sort of place for himself in the first-team plans of the Red Devils, the English U21-international has since been sent out on a series of loans over the last couple of campaigns.

    And, on the back of being named in the League One Team of the Year last summer following an impressive spell with Shrewsbury, Henderson’s performances in the Championship with Sheffield United this past season have seen the youngster continue to showcase his immense potential.

    Henderson started all 46 of the Blades’ league outings, keeping 21 clean sheets, and playing a crucial role in the superb season enjoyed by Chris Wilder’s men.

    United’s 2-0 win over Ipswich two weeks ago saw them secure 2nd-place in the Championship table, and a spot in the Premier League for next season.

    ‘The best thing’

    Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield late last month on the back of United securing their return to English football’s top-tier, Henderson admitted that, although he has his sights firmly set on the no.1 spot at Old Trafford down the line, for the time being, the gifted shot-stopper wants nothing more than to experience Premier League football in the colours of the Blades:

    ‘Listen, I want to be here. I want to play Premier League football at Bramall Lane. Eventually, I want to be Man Utd’s number one and England’s number one.’

    Amid David de Gea’s struggles this season, though, there have been murmurs that Henderson could yet make a return to Manchester over the summer.

    Such a scenario appears highly-unlikely as things stand, however, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having this evening admitted that plying his trade in the Premier League with Sheffield United for a year ‘might be the best thing’ for the Whitehaven native:

    ‘Next year, let’s see what we do with Dean.’

    ‘He’s obviously won promotion with Sheffield United and that’s been fantastic for him. If he plays a year in the Premier League for them, it might be the best thing.’

    Quotes via Manchester United’s official website.

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