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Dean Henderson signs new Manchester United deal

He looks likely to challenge David de Gea for the number one spot

Dean Henderson Signs a New Contract at Manchester United
Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with the club, after speculation over his future.

It appears that he will be challenging David de Gea for the number one spot this season, after years of poor form for the Spanish goalkeeper.

A statement from the club said:

”Manchester United is delighted to announce that Dean Henderson has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.”

Henderson opened his mouth and out came this: ““The pathway that I have been on for the past five years has been fantastic for my development and the invaluable loan period at Sheffield United has been part of that.

“The goalkeeping department at United is excellent; there are three top-level goalkeepers who have achieved so much in the game and I look forward to working with the group.

“The faith that the Manager and the club have shown in me with this contract means a lot to me and will continue my progression as a goalkeeper.

“I’ll be giving everything to improve every day so that I can play as many games as possible for this great club. Now I am looking forward to joining up with the England squad and then preparing for the season ahead.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanged: “We are delighted that Dean has signed his new contract. He had another great season at Sheffield United, where he gained a lot of experience and grew both as a player and a person.

“Dean is a fantastic young keeper with the attitude and work-rate to keep improving every day. We are in a strong position within the goalkeeping department and that gives us the competition for places that we are looking for in the squad.

“Dean is another great example of the type of player who has come through the Academy and truly understands what it means to be at Manchester United.

“We are all looking forward to working with Dean and continuing to develop his talent.”

Lee Grant must be furious.