Dean Henderson Offers David De Gea Backing

Dean Henderson
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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United, has offered his backing to parent club teammate David De Gea.

De Gea has been at the centre of criticism after making a number of mistakes for United since the Premier League restart, but Henderson believes the Old Trafford faithful should stand by him.

Dean Henderson Backs David De Gea

Looking to Replace De Gea

Dean Henderson has always been constant on what he wants.

“I think it’s clear for everyone to know. I want to play for Manchester United and England,” he told TV3, as cited by the Daily Express.

“It feels like I always hit a brick wall. Maybe I’ll get the opportunity (at Manchester United), maybe I won’t, then I’ll have to look down a different avenue.”

Give Him a Break

Despite looking to step in the shoes of David De Gea, he hasn’t let that affect his judgement of the current Manchester United number one.

“The fans have to remember what he’s done for the last nine years – he’s been phenomenal.”

“He’s probably been the best player at United for that time period. He should get another opportunity,” Henderson added.

It is to be admired how Henderson is thinking less about himself here than one might expect.

He appears to portray the right amount of arrogance, but remains honest and realistic.

He is as much a fan as he is a player for Manchester United, exposing his love for the club and objectively speaking on a prominent matter that involves himself.

It is refreshing to see such a level headed mindset from the young goalkeeper.

The feeling that he is ‘one of us’ is part of the attraction for Manchester United fans, who want to see him replace De Gea.

He was pictured in the stands celebrating Marcus Rashford’s debut goal.

This is a football club that pride itself on the academy shining through at senior level. There’s a special bond between the fans and those players.

Looking up to De Gea

“I’m a young lad. I’m working hard,” Henderson said.

As has been evident throughout the improvement displayed at Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield United, and the like.

“I’m a fan of the club and I want to play for them. Hopefully I have a career at Man United like David De Gea has.”


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