Dean Henderson will be given the privilege to support his claim as Manchester United’s number one as the Mail shows that David de Gea is ready to miss the next six matches on personal leave. The Spaniard has gone back to his home nation to be with his wife, who is anticipating the birth of their first child, and will return after the March international break. Henderson has made his desire for first-team football clear after making just four Premier League begins so far this campaign on his return to Old Trafford following a two-year loan spell at Sheffield United.
Henderson’s time has come. The 23-year-old obviously regrets his choice to extend the contract agreement and went back to Manchester United this season, only to warm the bench for most of the campaign. But now Henderson now has an opportunity and he had to maximize it.
If the United stopper performs while De Gea is away in Spain, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find it hard to drop him next month.
Moreover, if the England international returns to the bench once more, he will definitely begin to look at discovering a new club this summer.