Grant: I've been impressed with Henderson

Friday 09 October 2020 14:39

Lee Grant has spoken highly about Dean Henderson's performances in the Manchester United shirt so far.

Dean made his debut for the Reds against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup in September and came up with a great reaction save to deny the hosts' defender Tom Lockyer a goal in our 3-0 win at Kenilworth Road.

The England Under-21 international was also selected between the sticks by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the following round of the tournament when we saw off Brighton & Hove Albion with another three-goal win - as well as a clean sheet.

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Dean Henderson kept another clean sheet against Brighton, and made one particularly stunning stop...

Dean's goalkeeper colleague Lee Grant is excited to see what Henderson will achieve in his United career following a promising start, acknowledging his concentration.

“It’s hugely important,” our no. 13 said. “We like to dominate possession and we like to dominate the opposition so we’re not always at the heart of the action. As Dean showed really well on a couple of occasions you have to be ready when called upon.”

The United Academy product has been selected in Gareth Southgate's latest England squad but remained on the bench as the Three Lions overcome Wales 3-0 at Wembley on Thursday.

Should he make his England debut against Belgium or Denmark in the upcoming Nations League games, he would become the sixth United goalkeeper to represent England while on the books with the Reds, after Gary Bailey, Ben Foster, Jack Mew, Alex Stepney and Ray Wood.

Henderson ready for senior England debut


Gareth Southgate hints that our young keeper could make his international bow in tonight's friendly with Wales.

Grant is pleased with United's goalkeeper group, complimenting the spirit in the camp and admits all our stoppers have made their mark, not just Henderson.

“I have [been impressed], but not just from him," the 37-year-old said.

"Nathan Bishop has been outstanding in training and all the lads will tell you the same. David [De Gea] has come back with a really high level so I’m really pleased for David and how he has started the season as well. The goalkeeping department is in really good shape.”

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