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Henderson to challenge De Gea after signing new 6-year United deal

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

8:09 PM - 26 Aug 2020



Dean Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United.

The goalkeeper spent the last two seasons on loan at Sheffield United.

Henderson's new deal will keep him at Old Trafford until 2025, with the option of a further year. It's believed he's seen his weekly wage increased to £120,000 (€134,000).

The 23-year old kept thirteen clean sheets for Sheffield United last term, helping turn their first season back in the Premier League into a push for European football.

It's expected Henderson will now challenge David De Gea for the first-choice keeper's role at Old Trafford.

"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," Henderson told ManUtd.com.

"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."

During his time away at Bramall Lane, Henderson graduated from the England U21 squad to Gareth Southgate's senior set-up.

He's still to make his senior international debut, but that will likely come in September's UEFA Nations League games with Denmark and Iceland.

His United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the two-year spell at Sheffield United has helped Henderson grow both as a player and a person.

The Norwegian added, "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."



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