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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big admirer of Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson’s future at Manchester United will become clearer in the next fortnight, as talks over a new long-term contract enter a crucial stage.

Discussions on a highly lucrative deal that would make Henderson one of Europe’s highest paid goalkeepers have been underway for several weeks but so far no deal has been finalized.

Ed Woodward is due to discuss budgets with club owners later this week – and the scale of United’s offer to Henderson should be on the agenda.

United see Henderson as their long-term goalkeeper option and are keen to secure him on a new five-year contract.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a big admirer of Henderson and the progress he has made this season – and hasn’t ruled out the 23-year-old and David de Gea’s option face to face for the No.1 shirt. at Old Trafford next season.

United must consider whether to recall Dean Henderson for next season

United must consider whether to recall Dean Henderson for next season

Henderson benefited from another high profile campaign on loan at Sheffield United, keeping 13 clean sheets as Chris Wilder’s side finished ninth in their debut Premier League season.

Wilder would love to host Henderson for a third stay at Bramall Lane, but faces competition from a host of clubs trying to persuade Manchester United to loan their talented goalkeeper.

Chelsea are one of the many clubs that continue to monitor developments at Old Trafford in case an agreement on a new contract is not reached.

Henderson is two, with an option for a third, left on his current contract.

Neville: Ole has De Gea’s decision in his hands

Gary Neville de Sky Sports:

“De Gea was pretty good. I was nervous about him in his first year or two at Manchester United, but he turned out to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world for four or five years.

“In the last 18 months he has been riddled with errors and only Solskjaer can make that decision on the goalkeeper.

“What I would say about this decision is that Solskjaer has to be decisive and ruthless with this decision, he has to think about himself and the club. If he thinks De Gea is going to return to where he was before, stick with him.

“De Gea was not wrong [United’s] last two games. Solskjaer still has that decision in his hands, but he at least got over it until the end of the season. ”

Bosnich: Henderson pushes De Gea to No.1

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich says Dean Henderson is pressuring David de Gea for the No.1 shirt at Old Trafford

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich says Dean Henderson is pressuring David de Gea for the No.1 shirt at Old Trafford

De Gea will remain Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper for the time being, but Henderson is stepping up the pressure, according to Mark Bosnich.

De Gea has faced persistent criticism this season following a string of unusual mistakes, the most recent of which came in United’s 3-1 FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea where the Spanish was responsible for two goals.

Bosnich said: “Obviously when you start to make mistakes like he’s been doing in the past six to 12 months people start to open their eyes and because it has happened in certain situations that cost Manchester United, for example the FA Cup semi-final, people start asking questions

“Also having someone like Dean Henderson playing so well at Sheffield United, and being on the books for Manchester United, it’s natural for people to wonder if he’s up to the job.

‘Henderson ready to be United’s first choice’

Henderson is set to become Manchester United’s premier goalkeeper, according to Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood.

Henderson, 23, spent two seasons on loan at United’s Bramall Lane, and Norwood, himself a United academy graduate, says he has what it takes to finally take the plunge.

“Certainly he’s proven himself this season, he’s up there with most of the clean sheets in the league, so he’s obviously doing something right,” Norwood said. Sky Sports.

“I read a few things from different people and agree that there would be a lot more pressure on him to play as No.1 for Manchester United rather than Sheffield United – the scrutiny that he would suffer also being England’s No.1. .

“I’m sure Hendo can handle this. He is sure of himself, he is very confident. “

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