Manchester United have this afternoon confirmed that highly-regarded goalkeeper Dean Henderson has put pen-to-paper on a new deal at Old Trafford, before departing for Sheffield United for a 2nd consecutive season.
Henderson, a 22-year-old shot-stopper, came up through the youth ranks of United, after joining the club from Carlisle in 2011.
However, after struggling to carve out any sort of place for himself in the first-team plans of the Red Devils, the English U21-international has since been sent out on a series of loans over the last couple of campaigns.
And, on the back of being named in the League One Team of the Year last summer following an impressive spell with Shrewsbury, Henderson’s performances in the Championship with Sheffield United this past season have seen the youngster continue to showcase his immense potential.
Henderson started all 46 of the Blades’ league outings, keeping 21 clean sheets, and playing a crucial role in the superb season enjoyed by Chris Wilder’s men.
United’s 2-0 win over Ipswich back in April saw them secure 2nd-place in the Championship table, and a spot in the Premier League for next season.
EFL | Sheffield United have won promotion to the Prem! ⚔️
Let’s salute the one U23 player to play a big role ⤵️
🏴 Dean Henderson (22)
✅ 45 games
❌ 21 clean sheets
⚽️ 39 goals conceded
🎯 1 assist
On loan from Man Utd, safe to say Henderson is now a Blade for life. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ziNICq9nxv
— Football Wonderkidz (@FootWonderkidz) April 28, 2019
‘I want to be here’
Speaking on the back of the Blades’ return to the top-flight for the first time in 13 years, Henderson admitted that he was keen on a return to Bramall Lane for the 2019/20 campaign:
‘Listen, I want to be here. I want to play Premier League football at Bramall Lane. Eventually, I want to be Man Utd’s number one and England’s number one.’
And, as confirmed across social media a short time ago, Henderson’s wish has today been granted.
The shot-stopper first put pen-to-paper on a new contract at Old Trafford, which is set to keep him tied down until the summer of 2022, with the option for a further year.
This was followed by an immediate move back to Sheffield United on loan for next season:
Deano’s a keeper ✍️
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 26, 2019
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) July 26, 2019