Man United to make Goalkeeper decision: De Gea or Henderson?

Man United to make Goalkeeper decision - De Gea or Henderson
Man United to make Goalkeeper decision - De Gea or Henderson

Manchester United and Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær have a typical question to answer, and that’s who is going to have a top slot in Goalkeeping section if they want to end loan term of Dean Henderson in Sheffield United.

David de Gea had been prolific under Manchester United goal post for almost a decade now and extended his terms with Manchester United for another four years in 2019. With Dean Henderson having some incredible performances with Sheffield, Manchester United have to make a choice!

David de Gea at Man United

2019 Statistics – David de Gea

Matches 29

Clean sheet 8

David de Gea who is number one goalkeeper since he arrived at Old Trafford nine-season back and he has been in United goal for 304 matches with 108 clean sheets.

The Spain international put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with the Red Devils till June 2023, worth around £375,000-a-week. With Real Madrid and other European giants interested for the Spaniard, De Gea deliberated on signing for weeks, ensuring he got a good deal.

But now the buzz is his poor form of De Gea. But it would be unjust if anybody claims that ‘8 clean-sheet’ to be an indication of bad form. Yes, he failed in a certain situation, where he should not, he compensated with some superb save in almost every matches. Moreover, Manchester United were more in receiving end before the arrival of Bruno Fernandez and Odion Ighalo. They strengthen United’s attack, which takes away a huge pressure from the defence. And also, the injury of key players in United did not help through the season.

Dean Henderson at Sheffield United

2019-20 Statistics – Dean Henderson

Matches 27

Clean sheet 10

Dean Henderson, who has been with Sheffield United on loan for three seasons, played in three different leagues, is reported to be ambitious and is only prepared to countenance a return to Old Trafford on the guarantee he is in the starting eleven.

The 23-year-old is joint-second in the clean sheet table and a candidate to make the team of the year; added more feathers to stuff into an already fluffy cap without playing for his parent club. But he has to do a lot more if he has to replace a stalwart like David de Gea under Man United goalpost, like Thibaut Courtois who ultimately became number-one for Chelsea, spent three years with Atletico Madrid, lifting the Uefa Cup, the Copa del Rey, and the Primera Liga title.

Manchester United have the best Spanish and Argentinian goalkeepers ready for a run-in, signed a rookie custodian from Southend United in January and gave Lee Grant a new contract. David de Gea is looking confident during the second half of the season, and United recorded nine clean-sheet in their last 11 games. Romero had for four of them.

Andre Onana linked to Man United.

Manchester United have been linked to a few goal-keepers in recent time, despite de Gea at helm and Henderson waiting in the wings to put his claim to be the number one. The Red Devils made a £35million bid for Andre Onana of Ajax last summer but saw this rejected by the Amsterdam-based club.

Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are also all interested in the Cameroon international Onana, despite warnings from Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar that Onana wouldn’t be sold on the cheap.