Stuart Ballard – Dean Henderson (but they’ll keep faith in David de Gea for a bit longer)
This is more based on what I think Manchester United will do rather than what they should do. Dean Henderson’s terrific season at Sheffield United should see him rewarded as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice goalkeeper moving forward, but current circumstances make that difficult this time around.
If Henderson was to come in and be the No 1 option, De Gea would almost certainly have to be sold and it’s unlikely any clubs right now would be willing to match what United value the Spaniard at.
Goalkeepers aren’t in high demand at the elite clubs with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona all settled on their first-choice options and the coronavirus pandemic has meant other teams who would potentially be interested in signing De Gea focus their finances elsewhere.
The risk United face though is how long would Henderson be willing to wait to get his chance at Old Trafford?
De Gea will likely hold on to his spot next season but it’s only a matter of time before United make the decision to switch for Henderson.
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Published at Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:41:05 +0000