Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat at Brentford, conceding four goals in the first 35 minutes on Saturday afternoon.
David de Gea’s horror show allowed the Bees to overpower the Red Devils, who lost all control of the match after conceding twice in quick succession.
Josh Dasilva opened the scoring after his shot squirmed under the body of De Gea. Minutes later, the goalkeeper’s thoughtless attempt to find Christian Eriksen led to Mathias Jensen doubling the home side’s lead. United conceded two more goals without any answer to lose back to back league games under Erik ten Hag.
Less than 24 hours after that disastrous show between the sticks, one of United’s own put on a goalkeeping masterclass for another Premier League side.
Dean Henderson played a key role in Nottingham Forest’s first top-flight home game win for 23 years by saving Declan Rice’s penalty against West Ham.
Dean Henderson absolutely bossing it.
Good first 25 minutes.
If Dea Gea doesn't improve, terminate loan of Dean Henderson and bring him back.
— Chirag Shah (@CurlingFreeKick) August 14, 2022
Even if you don’t think Henderson is good enough for United, it’s still so clear that when the choice is between De Gea & Henderson, it’s Henderson who should be the one who’s still at the club as number #1.
— Jack (@UtdJackkkk) August 14, 2022
Man United loaning out Dean Henderson without even intending to bring in a new goalkeeper to challenge David De Gea, who appears incapable of the basic demands of their new manager, is the consequence of a sporting department entirely unfit for purpose with no joined-up thinking.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) August 14, 2022
The Englishman was allowed to join Forest on a season long loan by United despite his ability on the ball making him a good option for Ten Hag’s possession based approach.
It is understood that Henderson was reluctant to play a second fiddle to De Gea for another season and made his mind to leave this summer without any discussions with the new manager.