Manchester United face Dean Henderson dilemma amid Chelsea interest


Dean Henderson has proven himself as one of the Premier League's top sides this term.

While Sheffield United will be determined to sign the stopper for a third-straight season, it seems that they face an uphill battle to do so.

According to the Daily Express, Henderson is attracting the attention of Chelsea.

The 23-year-old is contracted to Manchester United but has spent the last three seasons out on loan with both Shrewsbury Town and the Blades.

The report claims that United are keen to extend his contract at Old Trafford following his fine form at Bramall Lane, however the stopper has reservations about doing so.

It's claimed that he'll only pen a new deal if he his guaranteed the number one jersey - the shirt currently held by David De Gea.

De Gea has been attracting criticism of late after some shaky performances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

That included an error that proved costly against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night as he was unable to keep out Steven Bergwijn's effort.

It would be a huge call to offload De Gea, but it may be something that the club need to do if they're to accommodate Dean Henderson.

If he isn't afforded the playing time that he needs, then it may be a struggle to keep him at the club as Chelsea and Sheffield United eye a potential deal.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Dean Henderson is fully deserving of a chance at Manchester United.

In truth, his performances this season have been much more consistent than David De Gea and that means that stepping up the role of Manchester United's number one keeper won't be too daunting.

The challenge will be what to do with the Spaniard.

De Gea is one of the highest earning players at Old Trafford and that means that a deal to sell him would not be cheap.

Given the ongoing global pandemic it seems unlikely that many clubs will be able to afford a deal this summer.

That leaves United with a big decision to make as they look to formulate a plan for both players.

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