Manchester United agrees to extend Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson loan to the end of season

Manchester United agrees to extend Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson loan to the end of season

Manchester United have agreed to extend Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson loan to the end of the season. Henderson has kept 11 clean sheets for Sheffield United in the Premier League this season.
Manchester United have agreed to extend Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson loan to the end of the season. Henderson has kept 11 clean sheets for Sheffield United in the Premier League this season.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said last week he was confident an agreement could be reached and following prolonged talks, the club confirmed the news on Monday.

A club statement read: "Chris Wilder has finalised his squad for the remainder of the current extended Premier League campaign.

"Goalkeeper Dean Henderson will remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season, after a deal was struck with Manchester United following prolonged discussions between the respective parties in recent weeks."

The 23-year-old goalkeeper was due to return to Old Trafford upon the expiry of his temporary deal on Tuesday, but he will now remain at Bramall Lane until the conclusion of the extended Premier League campaign.
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Henderson has performed brilliantly for Sheffield United during their first season back in the Premier League - keeping 11 clean sheets in 29 games - and was called up to Gareth Southgate's senior England squad in October.
After helping the Blades to Championship promotion last season, Henderson signed a new contract at Old Trafford in the summer and has been tipped by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become Manchester United and England's future No 1.



Speaking last week, Solskjaer said: "It's a different job to be playing for Sheffield United and for Manchester United. He's got different roles and for me, the two years he's had have been fantastic development.

"He's had to play with men, he's had to play against men, he's played in the Championship, and plays in a team that play fantastic football and exciting football.

"And as the stats show he's proved worthy of quite a few points. He's learning all the time, he's a passionate 'keeper that wants to be the best, he's developing, he's got good coaching there and, I've said it before, one day he'll be England No 1 and Man Utd No 1 and it's up to him to keep developing."