Manchester United players believe Dean Henderson is closing in on David De Gea’s place as first-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford as academy product prepares for EFL Cup start against Brighton
- David De Gea has conceded five goals in his first two games of the league season
- Manchester United number one is under pressure from Dean Henderson
- Manchester United players believe Henderson could usurp De Gea in the net
- Henderson set to start EFL Cup draw on Wednesday in Brighton
Manchester United players believe Dean Henderson is getting closer to David De Gea’s position as a premier goalkeeper.
De Gea started the season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1 in the Premier League following Henderson’s return to Old Trafford this summer after two successful seasonal loan spells at Sheffield United.
More Sports messaging Sources have described the battle as United’s recognized first choice as “very close”, as members of the United squad feel Henderson is putting increasing pressure on De Gea.
Man United players believe David De Gea (left) will be dropped for Dean Henderson (right)
De Gea has started both Manchester United league games, conceding five goals
After passing through the United academy, Henderson made his United debut in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Luton last week and is expected to have another opportunity in Wednesday’s clash against Brighton in the same competition.
And another assured performance at the AMEX stadium against Premier League opposition will push Henderson closer to his ambition to overtake De Gea.
Speaking earlier this month, Henderson strongly hinted that he would not be happy with a United bench role this season, saying: “It wouldn’t be smart for me to sit down and not to play football, I don’t think so. that would help all parties.
Henderson to start United’s EFL Cup draw in Brighton this week with De Gea in his sights
“You can learn a lot from training and obviously learn from someone like David himself and the other goaltenders and goaltender coaches. But I don’t think there is a substitute for playing time.
Elsewhere, it is understood that United are preparing to activate a one-year extension option on midfielder Paul Pogba’s contract.
The World Cup winner is approaching the final 18 months of his current contract – but may trigger an extra year on his contract to protect his value.
United, it is understood, have yet to officially discuss a longer extension of Pogba’s contract, but know they have a safety net to extend his existing deal.
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