Dean Henderson: What United did to me was a crime!


Manchester United’s on-loan Nottingham goalkeeper Dean Henderson is furious at the treatment he received at Old Trafford last season. He has spoken openly and publicly to Sky about how angry he is at his parent club for not giving him a chance even though it was expected.


Dean Henderson came to the attention of Sheffield United where he defended brilliantly in both the Championship and the Premier League. It was clear that such a quality goalkeeper should not wait for those “best goalkeeping years”, but that the young man must get a chance in the strongest league in the world.

Manchester United were aware of this, but did not find space for Henderson to be between the posts, David De Gea remained the “unit” instead. Dean played only five games, he never defended in the Premier League, and the managers who were on the bench of the “red devils” did not even think of making a rotation in front of the goal. Even Henderson defended twice in reserve matches.

“When the European Championship ended we talked and they told me that I am coming back to be the first goalkeeper. Unfortunately I got covid and no one followed what they told me. I turned down such good loans last summer and they wouldn’t let me go. It was frustrating. To sit here for 12 months is really a crime, at my age. “I was on fire with rage,” Henderson said.


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