A section of Manchester United fans want Dean Henderson as their new number one after the Englishman put in a stellar display against France.
The United academy graduate looked like a man possessed at the U21 European Championships in Italy, saving a spot-kick from Moussa Dembele in the first half.
He followed it up with another exceptional stop from Dembele who has been a target for the Red Devils in the past, moments later.
Given all the speculations and talks regarding De Gea’s future at the club, it’s all but normal that the fans are anxious.
But, Henderson’s display last night might have put some of that anxiety to rest while his recent comments suggesting his liking to play at Old Trafford will be music to United fans’ ears.
“It sounds unbelievable.” he said about the prospect of being a Premier League Goalkeeper.
“That was the dream as a kid growing up, what you always aspire to be. You always watch Premier League Years on the telly and to know that could be me next year, I can’t wait.
“Whether that is at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance.
“It’s a tough one to say where. But do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do.
“I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way.
“If not there, I’m sure I could go back to Sheffield United, play a season and then I’ll prove to Manchester United what they are missing.”
He enjoyed an excellent season for Sheffield United in the Championship keeping 21 clean sheets but his desire to play for Manchester United is no secret.
“I would give my right leg to play for that football club.
“That has been my dream since I was a little boy, being a fan. I just know I’m working hard in the background and waiting for any little opportunity that comes up.
“If it does, I will take it for the next 10 to 15 years.”
Take a look at how Manchester United fans reacted to Henderson’s heroics:
When De Gea goes Dean Henderson has to be given a chance to prove his the number 1 goalkeeper for Manchester United he is a future Manchester United and England goalkeeper in my eyes pic.twitter.com/IyzNDyg9Ku
— Richie K(RK10)🇨🇩 (@RichieKimbumina) June 18, 2019
Dean Henderson should be Manchester United‘s number one goalkeeper next season. Much better with the ball at his feet than de Gea and a far more commanding figure in the penalty box.
— Matthijs (@Centurionszn) June 18, 2019
Man Utd need to sack De Gea off before he leaves on a free and start Dean Henderson he’s absolute magic
— coser (@samcoser10) June 18, 2019
Seen enough in the first 40 minutes to confirm Dean Henderson is in fact better than De Gea
— Jonny (@jonnyescott) June 18, 2019
Id De Gea does leave I’d 100% be willing to give Dean Henderson a chance! He’s class
— George O'Neill (@goneill94) June 18, 2019
Dean Henderson is a brilliant keeper. Said it more than once but he'll be United and England No1 in next 12-18 months imo.
— Chris Povey (@Povey34) June 18, 2019
Dean Henderson to replace De Gea if he goes, deserves a shot
— Ed Hawksby (@ed_hawksby98) June 18, 2019
If United do get rid of De Gea then it would be criminal to spend 50/60/70m on a “first-choice” keeper, on the basis of this Dean Henderson performance. Give him a chance.
— Jamie (@jamie_castle96) June 18, 2019
Dean henderson in De Gea out 🤷♂️
— seydina🇸🇳 (@seydinaomarkebe) June 18, 2019
So Manchester United fans, Do you see Dean Henderson as your new number one?