The technical director of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, must have known that he would face a potential dilemma regarding his two goalkeepers, David de Gea and Dean Henderson, this season.
Henderson put pen to paper on a new contract with Manchester United worth £ 100,000 a week last August, after returning from two seasons on loan at Sheffield United.
With De Gea struggling for consistency over the previous two seasons, Henderson must have imagined his chances of cementing his status as the new No. 1 of the Red Devils this period.
The English international was one of the best performing goalkeepers in the Premier League last season, but has only appeared sporadically with Solskjaer since returning to Old Trafford.
De Gea has made 23 Premier League appearances this season. Henderson has made just three and has also played in the majority of cup games.
Dean Henderson can’t stand the situation
The Manchester Evening News he now reports that Dean Henderson will look to leave Manchester United in the summer if he does not install himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper next season.
The report adds that Henderson is ‘frustrated’ by his lack of playing time in the Premier League and has expressed ‘dismay’ to Solskjaer at the situation.
Henderson reportedly has no plans to be De Gea’s understudy again next season, which means Solskjaer now has a big decision to make.
Interestingly, the MEN report adds that United senior officials believe De Gea should be sold.
They feel that they are currently compromised by astronomical weekly salaries of £ 375,000.
Henderson, who has a contract with the Red Devils until 2025, is unlikely to have potential suitors if Solskjaer opts to stay with De Gea.
Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham have previously expressed interest in the Cumbrian-born shooting stopper.