Dean Henderson omitted from Manchester United squad as he pushes for loan transfer

Dean Henderson omitted from Manchester United squad as he pushes for loan transfer
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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is still pushing for a loan move this month.

Henderson was left out of United’s squad for the FA Cup third round match against Aston Villa when he was widely expected to start. The 24-year-old was ill last week but trained on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has only started twice this season after he was sidelined at the start of the campaign with Covid-19 and Ajax registered their interest in loaning Henderson again in November.

the Manchester Evening News It was revealed last month that Henderson had met with Rangnick to express his desire to take out a loan this month but Rangnick is not ready to leave the England international.

Rangnick wants three goalkeepers ready for the first team and fourth-choice Lee Grant hasn’t played since November 2019. Tom Heaton, currently the third choice, made his United debut last month.

Efforts are underway to secure Henderson’s loan move three weeks before the deadline as he wants regular playing time.

Rangnick has not selected Anthony Martial in United’s last three matches after informing the interim manager of his desire to leave this month. United have already rejected an offer from Sevilla.

Henderson is under contract with United until 2025 and earns around £120,000 a week. He was told he was set to start the season as the number one goalkeeper but he contracted Covid in the second week of pre-season and has been put on the low side for a month.

United top seed David de Gea is back on form and has started in all 19 of United’s Premier League matches this season, as well as five of the six Champions League group stage matches.

Tottenham are monitoring Henderson’s situation with a summer transfer target as Hugo Lloris approaches the final six months of his contract.

Henderson felt mismanaged at United by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and ‘the goalkeeper was one of the players who was promised first-team opportunities only to be denied them. Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot and Donny van de Beek all had similar braces.’

At this point, Henderson is ready to leave United permanently but the club has shown no inclination to sell the England international.

Ajax chief executive and former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is a huge fan of Henderson while Dutch champions coach Eric ten Hag is considering becoming United’s next permanent coach.


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