Dean Henderson points to the sky during a Sheffield United match.

Ole predicts bright future for Henderson

Sunday 24 November 2019 08:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Dean Henderson to have a "good career" at Manchester United.

The highly rated goalkeeper has been excellent while gaining his first experience of Premier League football this season, during his latest loan spell with Sunday's opponents, Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old, who is ineligible to play for the Blades against his parent club today, has already been called into the England senior squad twice and will be looking to enhance his growing reputation when he's recalled after the game with the Reds.

While learning his trade away from Old Trafford is the priority at the moment, the homegrown Academy product has aspirations to reach the first team at Old Trafford, after signing another new contract in the summer.

"Sheffield United and Chris Wilder have had a big impact on him," Solskjaer told MUTV. "He's learning and growing as a human being and as a player.

"He'll come back one day and he'll have a good career at Man United."

When asked how happy he was that Henderson cannot play in the game at Bramall Lane, Ole replied at his press conference: "Very. Dean's done really well for them and Sheffield United has been really good for him. Then again, Simon Moore, the second goalkeeper, if he'll play, I've had him at Cardiff as well, so he's still a good goalie."

One man who is available for the Blades is Oliver Norwood, a former Red whom Solskjaer knows well from his time as Reserves coach at United.

"I'm so happy to see him doing well," explained the boss. "I had him in the Reserves and, to see him being captain in a Premier League team, and doing so well, is just a testament to us as a club as well.

"If you don't make it at Manchester United, you can still make a great career.

"Oliver has been fantastic."

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