De Gea a tiny spark of hope
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Manchester United side are having a tricky time of it of late.
Saved on several occasions by Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliance, they have nonetheless been embarrassed in back to back home ties against their two biggest rivals, Liverpool and Manchester City.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 6, 2021
For a club that spent over 100 million pounds in the summer, adding to an incredibly expensive current squad, the performances and results do not cut it. They currently sit in 6th place in the Premier League table, nine points behind league leaders Chelsea, and six behind Manchester City.
Even Arsenal, who were 20th three games into the season, find themselves three points clear of the Red Devils, who have taken four points from a possible 18 across their last six domestic ties. To rub further salt in the wounds, the club were unceremoniously dumped out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham United in the third round, meaning that another chance of silverware has come and gone.
It has not been all bad, however. One bright spark has been the busy David de Gea, who has returned to his best form, and has kept many of the scorelines respectable.
Huge saves, @D_DeGea 👏
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 6, 2021
This has had a knock-on effect, however. No.2 goalkeeper Dean Henderson is now thought to be seriously considering his future at Old Trafford, with the 24-year-old having been dropped from the England squad since Euro 2020, and having only played once this season, in that Carabao Cup tie.
101 revealed earlier this week that Henderson was one of eight players that felt betrayed by his manager over playing time promises, and now the former Sheffield United loanee seems to have come to a decision on his future.
Henderson wants out, with Newcastle a potential destination
As per 90min, Henderson has done just that, deciding that he wants to chance his arm away from Manchester. The report suggests that United are open to a long-term loan (i.e. 2 years instead of one), but adds that Henderson is keen to have a clean break and depart on a permanent basis.
As per the report:
The 24-year-old has grown increasingly frustrated since the start of the season and is worried about his Three Lions place.
So, where could he go? Well, one potential destination has been mooted in Newcastle United, with Eddie Howe keen on a goalkeeper that can use his feet as well as his hands. However, given their predicament, would it be a wise allocation of funds, or should the Magpies be looking to strengthen elsewhere first?
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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