30/07/2014 12:57, Report by Adam Marshall

Keeper focus: Dean Henderson

In a special feature running this week on ManUtd.com, Academy goalkeeping coach Alan Fettis provides the lowdown on the club's young stoppers...

Dean Henderson (Born: Manchester, 12.3.1997):

"Dean represents England at youth level and has the potential become an excellent goalkeeper. He has that competitiveness about him and doesn’t want to be beaten at anything. It’s a very healthy attribute to have, of course.

"However, his major asset is that he is technically good. He’s still a young keeper who works hard to improve, which is what is expected to play for Manchester United. He has got potential but it’s up to Dean to keep striving to improve and, if he does, he could have a good career, as long as he listens to the advice given to him here and works hard. 

"His attitude towards training and games is always first class. He’s part of a good group of goalkeepers and they work hard with each other, pushing themselves, as they’re all at a good standard with different strengths and weaknesses. They observe each other and interact and discuss different technical and tactical issues. As a coach it is healthy to have that interaction and communication which helps develop the relationships between the players and coaches." 

More: Joel Castro Pereira | Kieran O'Hara


Premier League