Manchester United have hailed Dean Henderson for his performance against Arsenal.
The Gunners suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United in the Premier League on Monday night, with Lys Mousset’s goal earning the home side three valuable points.
Dean Henderson, the Manchester United shot-stopper who is currently on loan at Sheffield, was especially impressive against Unai Emery’s men.
His fine saves ensured his team maintained a clean sheet; in fact, the one against Arsenal was his fourth in the Premier League—the joint-most in the competition this season.
The 22-year-old undoubtedly possesses exceptional talent, but his pathway to being the number 1 at Old Trafford is blocked by none other than David De Gea.
With the Spaniard recently penning down a new long-term deal at the club, Henderson will have to wait for a while to become the first-choice custodian for the Red Devils.
In spite of that fact, United fans desperately want the club to hold on to this young goalkeeper, especially after his recent display against Arsenal.
Supporters showered him with praise on social networking website Twitter, and here are some of the top reactions:
Dean Henderson has the joint most Premier League clean sheets this season (4).
Only Lloris (78.95%) has a better save percentage.
No team has conceded less Premier League goals in 19/20 than Sheffield Utd (7).
— ً (@AlexLUHS) October 21, 2019
Love how Dean Henderson is stopping arsenal from winning lol
— Butlerryan519 (@butlerryan519) October 21, 2019
I think David de Gea would leave United within 2 years of signing a new contract due to the lack of trophies being won. I want Dean Henderson to replace him if he decides to leave. Perfect replacement for David I must say. He's justifying his loan deal at Sheffield United. #MUFC
— Sakshat (@s_alekal1633) October 22, 2019
Henderson is a very safe pair of gloves. I hope MUFC include a buy back clause when they sell him
— MakSauce (@ndinikeith) October 21, 2019
#SHUARS Liverpool supporter not sheff u, but I think dean Henderson is not given enough credit for his work, I see him as not only improving, but currently at a world-class level
— Josh Walker (@walker1josh1) October 21, 2019