Ole: Why I selected Henderson over De Gea
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his decision to select Dean Henderson ahead of David De Gea for Manchester United's Premier League clash at Sheffield United.
“It’s one I had pencilled in for him early on,”explained Ole.
“I feel Dean is ready as well now to take these games on, because he’s played well when he’s played. David did really well against City, it’s not anything to do with that [form].”
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“It just shows how beneficial some loan deals are,”commented Solskjaer.
“Of course Dean has worked his way up through the ranks, through the system and the two years at Sheffield United has made him really come back as a more mature, quality keeper. He's had some experiences there with a great promotion and his year in the Premier League last season as well was very valuable for us and for him.”
“He's made his England debut now, since he's come back, and I feel he is learning more and more the Man United style,”explained the boss.
“Our play is a bit different [to Sheffield United's]. We have a couple of different demands of him obviously but we're very grateful to Sheffield United and Chris [Wilder] for giving him the chance to develop as they did.”