Dean Henderson to replace De Gea as the new No.1 Goalkeeper

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The speculation surrounding Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper has once again come to the fore when Dean Henderson was given the nod ahead of the usual first choice David De Gea for United’s win over Brighton on Sunday.

The Spaniard was reduced to the bench as United picked up a crucial 2-1 win over the Seagulls.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his belief in long serving goalkeeper despite seemingly preferring in-form Dean Henderson in goal.

De Gea – United’s long serving Spaniard

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De Gea was Manchester United’s unopposed first choice goalkeeper in his 434 matches played across ten years at the club. He has won the prestigious ‘Sir Matt Busby Player Of The Year’ four times in his United career so far.

The Spaniard has started 29 games for United this season across all competitions, keeping ten clean sheets.

Recently, he was on paternity leave upon the birth of his daughter ahead of the recent international break.

Henderson’s heroics at United

After impressing on loan at Sheffield United last season, United recalled Henderson to the team for the current term.

The England international goalkeeper has continued in the same vein for United this season. He has kept 12 clean sheets in 20 games played, two more than De Gea in lesser number of starts.

He has been touted by pundits to be De Gea’s successor and United’s first choice goalkeeper since impressing last season.

So, Dean or David for Solskjaer?

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Solskjaer hasn’t put his finger yet on his choice for Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper.

Solskjaer heaped praise on De Gea for being a fantastic servant for the last ten years at United. He has also highlighted that Henderson’s recent performances have made a strong case for him to be United’s new number one.

He is happy with the fact that there is healthy competition for the goalkeeping position between two top-quality keepers.

De Gea’s selection in the Europa League win over Granada may suggest he would only start in cup competitions from now on.

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