Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has shut down reports Dean Henderson could be on his way out of the club soon if he doesn’t impress against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday.
Despite barely stepping a foot wrong in the three games he’s started, Solskjaer has preferred to play David De Gea over the Englishman.
But Henderson could yet get another rare opportunity to start for United on Tuesday, when we play Istanbul Basaksehir, after making his Champions League debut in the reverse fixture.
Recent reports have suggested that Henderson could leave Old Trafford in January if his chances don’t improve at the club, but Solskjaer insists the young and talented goalkeeper is going nowhere.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s match, the Norwegian said, “Dean wants to stay at Man United and play for Man United. I can’t see the logic in him having only one more potential appearance before Christmas.
“Do you know how many games we’ve got? So I disagree completely if tomorrow is a make-or-break for Dean. He’s come back in and trained really well. He’s maturing, he’s had some games. He’s training with, for me, one of the best keepers in the world.
“He’s got potential to be one of the best keepers in the world. It’s great competition between them, so I don’t buy that argument that it’s a make-or-break for him. It’s not up to me to keep everyone happy, you know?”
Solskjaer added, “I’ve said that a few times that the performances will always be the deciding factor for if you play or not. I think every position that you play for Man United it’s your duty, or your responsibility, to make me and the coaches happy so there’s a bigger chance that you can play next time.”