Newly Promoted English Team Confident Of Signing Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson warms up before the match.

Reuters / Phil Noble

Sheffield United are set to hold onto Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson for next season.

The Blades’ promotion to the Premier League was confirmed last Sunday, following Leeds’ draw against Aston Villa. They shall return to the top flight of English football for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.

Dean Henderson has played a vital role in helping Sheffield United achieve that promotion, having managed to keep 20 clean sheets in 44 appearances this season – the most in the Championship.

Now, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has admitted that he is confident of retaining the 22-year-old’s services for their upcoming campaign, having already discussed the possibility with the Red Devils’ CEO Ed Woodward, and head of youth development, John Murtagh.


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Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Wilder revealed (via M.E.N.): “We went over there, (assistant manager) Alan Knill and I, to watch the Manchester derby.

“We’ve got a really good relationship with them, they’re great to work with, and we saw John and Ed Woodward. We talked briefly about Dean. Manchester United are keen and we are keen. He (Henderson) has made all the right noises.”

Then addressing the terms of the potential loan extension deal with the Old Trafford club, Wilder added: “He’s a Manchester United player and there’s not talk of a permanent. We believe it will be a loan.

“Hopefully we can get it wrapped up as quickly as possible because there’s an enormous amount of work to do, not only only the pitch. Hopefully we can get it done. Then that’s one, of many things, we’ll have ticked off.”