OFFICIAL: Manchester United Youngster Leaves Club

Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic and team mates during training.

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Dean Henderson has finalised his loan switch to Sheffield United.

Manchester United are known for having one of best goalkeeping options in Europe. David De Gea is already considered one of the best in the world, Sergio Romero has been a reliable deputy, with Joel Pereira being a potent third choice.

However, this has left Dean Henderson to look at options elsewhere. In fact, at the start of June, reports suggested that the English U21 might decide to leave Old Trafford once his contract expires.

But manager Jose Mourinho held talks with Henderson, assuring him that he has bright future with the first team.

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These talks convinced the Carrington academy graduate to extend his stay. Last week, Henderson signed a two-year contract with the Red Devils, and it was confirmed that he would join Sheffield United on a season-long loan.

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The Whitehaven-born goalkeeper enjoyed a wonderful last season in League One. Making 48 appearances for Shrewsbury Town, he held 19 clean sheets and featured in the PFA League One Team of the Year. His impressive performances attracted as many as 13 English clubs, including Arsenal.

The English goalkeeper will be looking to build on last season as he moves to Sheffield United. The Blades play in the Championship, and finished in the 10th position last season. Henderson will be replacing Jamal Blackman, who spent a season on loan from Chelsea.

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Henderson is ready to take up the challenge, and can’t wait to meet the Sheffield United fans. He also expressed how impressed he is with opportunity to play in front of 30,000 fans at the Bramall Lane.

“It’s in the division above and showing that progression by going on to the next bigger stage, in front of 30,000 passionate fans at Bramall Lane. I can’t wait to go there and perform and connect with them. I’m sure it will be a successful season,” said the youngster.

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