Dean's message to fans after Euro 2020 injury

Tuesday 15 June 2021 18:21

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has reacted to the news that he has withdrawn from the England squad for Euro 2020.

It was confirmed by the Football Association earlier today that our Academy graduate has sustained a hip problem that means he cannot play any role in the tournament. 

Henderson was on the bench for Sunday's 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley Stadium, but on Monday he was forced to work indoors away from the main training group at St. George's Park - which suggested there was an issue.

After further tests and consideration, Dean has now been replaced by Aaron Ramsdale as per UEFA regulations that permits nations to change goalkeepers on medical grounds at any stage.
Using his official Twitter account on Tuesday evening, Henderson posted an emotional message to his followers regarding this unfortunate setback in his international career. 

“I worked so hard to be in this position,” the United goalkeeper has posted. 

“I’m devastated to have to withdraw through injury. I want to wish my team-mates all the best for the up-and-coming games. BRING IT HOME!”

England’s next match is against Scotland at Wembley on Friday night.

While Jordan Pickford is expected to retain his place in the starting XI, it is assumed former United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will become the back-up goalkeeper for manager Gareth Southgate. 

Johnstone enjoyed an excellent season with current club West Bromwich Albion on a personal level and everybody at Old Trafford hopes to see him feature at some stage of Euro 2020.