Dean Henderson was one of Sheffield United’s most important players as they made their return to the Premier League last season.
On loan from Manchester United, he marshalled a hugely impressive defence and it remains to be seen whether he’s back at Bramall Lane in the top flight.
But speaking to the Daily Mail, Henderson’s made it clear he feels he’s good enough to play at Old Trafford. He said: “I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance. Do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do. I am good enough.
“I could go back to Sheffield United, play a season and then prove to Manchester United what they are missing. I would give my right leg to play for that football club.”
Henderson’s comments are perhaps a blow to Sheffield United’s hopes of getting him back on loan for another season as he seems set on taking his chances at Old Trafford.
But what comes through is his desire to prove himself in the Premier League and it would likely be best for all parties if that’s at Sheffield United.
The main potential complication would be if David de Gea left this summer and Henderson was kept around at United as an understudy for Sergio Romero, simultaneously robbing Sheffield United of his services and stalling his development.