Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained the reason for giving young goalie Dean Henderson a new contract. Henderson signed a new Man United deal until 2022 with an option of one more year. He will re-join Sheffield United on loan for next campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had this to say: “Dean had a fantastic season at Sheffield United and has a big future ahead of him so I am delighted that he has signed this contract. He is another top-level talent that has come through the Academy to continue the proud tradition of producing players capable of playing in the first team.
He added: “We have great faith in Dean’s ability; he has huge potential and his spirit and passion will stand him in good stead this year. We wish Dean the best of luck with his loan move. The opportunity to play a full season of Premier League football is perfect for his development.”
Meanwhile, Henderson has admitted he is excited to extend his Manchester United contract.
Henderson told United’s official website: “To commit my future to the club I love, it’s the best thing in the world. Throughout it’s been put into my blood. From the day I joined to me sitting here now, I’ve learnt a lot since I came here. I’ve grown into a man and I’m really thankful for everything that the club has done for me.
“It’s always been my dream to break through into the first team since I was a little boy of four or five years old – all I ever thought about was playing at Manchester United.
“So, for me to sit here today and say it’s getting closer and closer, every year it gets closer but you’ve got to keep doing the right things and making sure you’re professional and making sure you make the sacrifices.
“Hopefully one day you’ll get your lucky break and then it’s obviously down to myself to take that and I’m ready when they are. I’ll always stick by it. I’ve always wanted to play for Manchester United and be England’s number one.
“I’m on the right tracks if I keep developing the way I’m doing and I get a lucky break because I’ll need a bit of luck along the way. If I get that bit of luck, then I’m sure I will get there in the end.”