A recent report in the English media has provided some insight into Dean Henderson’s short-term future.
Sheffield United impressing
The surprise package of the 2019/20 Premier League season has most certainly been Sheffield United.
Before the season was brought to an abrupt halt by the coronavirus outbreak, the Blades sat 7th in the Premier League, just two points adrift of 5th-placed Manchester United, with a game in hand.
A key figure in Sheffield United’s outstanding 2019/20 campaign to date has been Dean Henderson.
The English shot-stopper has spent the last two seasons on loan with Chris Wilder’s side.
Henderson shone in Sheffield United’s promotion-winning campaign, and has once again impressed this term, despite the step up in level.
All told, across 27 English top-flight appearances this season, Henderson has conceded just 22 goals, a record bettered only by runaway league leaders Liverpool.
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Dean Henderson to finish season with Sheffield United
But, as is the case with so many loan players and soon-to-be out of contract stars, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty for Henderson.
All Premier League clubs have either 9 or 10 clashes left to play this season, with Sheffield United in the latter category.
However, with football in England not set to resume until June 12th at the very earliest, Henderson’s loan, which expires on June 30th, will finish before the campaign is played to completion (if it is).
Chris Wilder has previously expressed the view that it would be ‘morally correct’ to allow Henderson to remain at Bramall Lane for his side’s final 10 games.
But with both sides vying for 5th spot, which could become a Champions League place if Manchester City’s European ban is upheld, Sheffield United fans may have been worried that Man United would opt against extending Henderson’s loan.
However, a report from the Telegraph on Monday suggests that this will not be the case.
The Red Devils are said to be ready to sanction an extension to Henderson’s loan at Sheffield United, allowing the gifted shot-stopper to finish the season in south Yorkshire.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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