Man United stopper could be club's number 1, according to Solskjaer


Manchester United look to be gearing up for quite a summer in the transfer market.

A number of high profile stars have been linked with a move to the club, with Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Kai Havertz among the players targeted.

All three are likely to cost a small fortune, but represent good financials sense given the fact that they’re almost guaranteed to increase in value.

While incomings will be key, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has some big decision to make with his current squad, most notably between the sticks.

While David De Gea is currently his number one, Dean Henderson is set to return from his loan spell with Sheffield United with hopes of claiming the jersey.

Both the Blades and Chelsea are said to be keen on the 24-year-old as they watch the ongoing goalkeeper situation at Old Trafford, with Henderson open to moving away if he’s not given the first team football that he craves.

But speaking to the press, Solskjaer says that Henderson is doing everything right as he targets the number one spot.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Solskjaer said: “It’s a different job to be playing for Sheffield United and for Man Utd.

“There’s different, how do you say…he’s got different roles. For me, the two years he’s had have been fantastic for his development.

“He’s had to play with men, play against men, he’s played in the Championship.


“He’s played now behind a team that’s played fantastic football and exciting football and, as the stats show, he’s proven worthy of quite a few points at this stage.

“He’s learning all the time. He’s a passionate keeper that wants to be the best so he’s developing, he’s got good coaching there.

“I think one day he’ll be England No 1 and Man Utd No 1 and it’s up to him to keep developing.”

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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