Sheffield United can confirm they and Chris Wilder are about to extend the loan stay of Dean Henderson beyond the 2019-2020 season.
Two contract extensions in one season for United’s on-loan stopper, Henderson, and it’s not going to end there. The player is said to be in discussions with his two clubs and their respective managers on a deal that will see him extend his loan stay beyond the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.
Chris Wilder is looking to hold onto his best asset, Dean Henderson. Thankfully, the manager sounded quite confident a deal can be struck and the Blades might welcome back the Englishman for another campaign, where they will need him more than ever.
— The Top Flight (@TheTopFlightFS) June 14, 2020
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I spoke to Ole yesterday [Sunday] morning and I thanked him for his cooperation with Dean. We’re in the process, in the next couple of days, of finalising Dean staying with us until the end of the season.
I’ve got to say, the manager [Solskjaer] was brilliant and has been always with me and our football club. He was very pro Dean staying and delighted in terms of what Dean has produced for us and what we’ve done for Dean. (Via: Sky Sports)
The relationship between the two managers sounds perfectly good. Why would there be any sour grapes? They are both aiding in the development of a keeper who Ole believes will be England and Man United’s number one soon.
The person benefiting the most from all of this is David de Gea. His starting spot at Man United is in peril, and he never expected it come under threat so soon. Because of Sheffield’s amazing run in the Premier League, Henderson will be exposed to the highest level of football. Now he doesn’t have to worry about de Gea’s feelings being hurt.
Henderson is in a happy place
Dean Henderson is in a world of his own at the moment. A happy place that involves him, his good form, and all the genuine talk surrounding him. He is happy to stay or go back home. One thing is for sure, he knows they won’t overlook him at Old Trafford.
The Blades player has earned the respect of the league, de Gea, Ole, and the Old Trafford faithful. A season extension with a club about to knock on Europe’s door is just what needs to happen for all parties. The 25-year-old goalkeeper will certainly improve and gain experience on all levels.
When he returns to Manchester, when he’s big, strong, and ate all his carrots, he will be a chip off the old block in Europe and in England. Even Gareth Southgate would smile at the prospect of a new deal like this.