Manchester United might have to make a decision on their goalkeeping situation soon. At this point of time, they have two brilliant options in the form of David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
But it is unlikely that either of them would want to sit on the bench come next season. And both of them are good enough to be starters for a club. Thus, it is very possible that one of them could end up leaving Old Trafford over the summer while the other establishes himself as the number one.
Both of their futures have been up in the air in the recent past, as both De Gea and Henderson have been linked with moves away from the club. With Sergio Romero set to leave as a free agent as well, there was the possibility that we could have been looking at a completely different goalkeeping unit come next season.
But as reported by Manchester Evening News, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is edging towards Henderson as his number one goalkeeper next season.
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Henderson could be Manchester United’s number one next season
It is definitely a tough choice to make for sure. On one hand, there is De Gea, who has been the number one between the posts for the Red Devils for almost a decade now and in that period of time, he has probably been Manchester United’s standout player.
On the other hand, there is Henderson. The 24-year-old probably moved ahead of De Gea in the pecking order by the end of last season. And while he has already put in a number of good performances, he is still developing as a player and will probably get even better with experience.
If Solskjaer indeed decides to go with Henderson as his number one, that might bring an end to De Gea’s illustrious career at Old Trafford. The Spaniard had joined the club back in 2011 during the time of Sir Alex Ferguson and has been a standout player for them ever since, although he has not looked at his best for a few seasons now.