The details behind Deano's drive and determination
Dean Henderson was a proud man on Thursday night when representing England at senior level for the first time.
It had always been one of his stated ambitions since an early age and perhaps provides evidence that holding such lofty aspirations, allied with such a strong self-belief, can result in an extremely positive outlook.
We revisit a feature from a recent Inside United on Deano - and his drive and determination to reach the very top...
Henderson’s strong character continues to help fuel his ambition. Before that first chat with him, Academy goalkeeping coach Alan Fettis told me the youngster was so competitive, he would race you down a flight of stairs. Now he faces the toughest of competitions, to earn the gloves at Manchester United. Yet it won’t faze him. It is one he has been battling to achieve ever since falling in love with diving around in the mud as a kid.
This feature first appeared in Inside United, the official Manchester United magazine.