Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he is yet to decide what to do about the club’s goalkeeper conundrum this summer.
David De Gea has been the undisputed starter this season – alongside Sergio Romero as back-up – but with the Spaniard slipping in form on a number of occasions, youngster Dan Henderson has been called upon to step into the first team while He has returned from his team. Impressive loan spell with Sheffield United
De Gea has endured a challenging year / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
United want to tie Henderson down to a new contract, but the 23-year-old is reluctant to do so if he is not guaranteed a starting role at Old Trafford – and Solskjaer has admitted (via Goal) that he would like to move forward. Thinking of something. of the new season.
“I think I have to be the most privileged manager in the world with Sergio, David in the goalkeeping department and we’ve got Dan Henderson back,” Solskjaer said.
“We have three top, top keepers. This season has shown how important Sergio has been for us and for me David has always performed, so we will see how we do for the rest of the season and move forward. It’s a tough decision, yes. But it’s a good problem to have.
“I think it’s like you say: competition for places is important. We want to compete for places. We have Dan, Sergio, David in the ranks.
“Read [Grant], the consummate professional that he is, is backing them up. It will be difficult to keep three of them at the club, so we will see what is decided there.
This is the first time Solskjaer has not publicly backed De Gea. He has repeatedly insisted the Spaniard will retain his place ahead of Henderson – despite a series of high-profile and costly mistakes – but now appears to have opened the door to the Englishman.
Henderson keen to become United starter / Peter Powell / Getty Images
The 23-year-old has been tipped to compete with De Gea in pre-season to try and force his way into the starting line-up, with both Sheffield United and Chelsea interested in signing him permanently, with the Red Devils Will be eager to find out. A way to make Henderson happy.
Henderson still has two years left on his contract, so there is no immediate rush to sign new terms, but United will be well aware that his transfer fee will only start to fall if they Will keep delaying a commitment.
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