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Manchester United set to offer Dean Henderson new £100,000 a week contract

Henderson faces strong competition for playing time at United though

Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Ben Early - AMA/Getty Images

On loan Manchester United and Sheffield United star goalkeeper Dean Henderson is the perfect example of what a loan to a smaller team is meant to do: get first team action and improve your skill set.

Now The Sun reports that Manchester United are set to offer the 23-year-old an improved deal of £100,000-per-week to secure the goalkeeper’s long term future at the club.

Chelsea are rumored to be preparing to offer Manchester United around £50 million for Henderson’s rights but the Englishman has told his Sheffield United teammates that he is willing to return to Bramall Lane if he isn’t guaranteed first-team time at Old Trafford.

Henderson, who has made 73 starts for the Blades, has two years remaining on his current deal with United, and it would be his fourth professional contract with the club, despite never starting a game for United.

With Henderson’s strong play at Sheffield United and David De Gea’s inconsistent play at times, calls are starting to get louder for Henderson to get an opportunity to start for Manchester United.

Henderson has 10 clean sheets for Sheffield United this season and is being earmarked as England’s future number one keeper.

One position Manchester United are extremely strong is in the ‘keeper position. Backup goalie Sergio Romero, who makes around £70,000-a-week, has 10 clean sheets in FA Cup and Europa League matches this season and could easily be a starter for any Premier League team.

There is no doubt that competition could be intense for first team action if Henderson does return to Manchester United next season.