Manchester United have two top class goalkeepers in David De Gea and Dean Henderson.
De Gea has reached world-class status and has been in the business for many years, before his recent decline — but he’s still a top act on his day. Meanwhile, Dean Henderson is proving time and again that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level.
After a fine performance against Manchester City over the weekend, applauds have been pouring in for Henderson, and it’s safe to say that we haven’t really missed De Gea.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has weighed in on the situation, and rates Henderson as a top goalkeeper who can play for Manchester United.
Ben Foster has backed Dean Henderson to succeed at Manchester United, saying the goalkeeper has the right mentality to make the grade at Old Trafford. However, he admits that one of De Gea or Dean Henderson may have to pay the price.
“Dean is a proper goalkeeper. You ask anybody in football nowadays that has watched him play and you can just see that he has got it. He has got the ability,” Foster told Sky Sports News.
“The main thing with playing for a team like Manchester United is having the mentality. When I was at Manchester United all those years ago, I felt like I had the ability, but I definitely didn’t have the mentality. I wasn’t ready for it but with Dean, nothing seems to faze him.
“Dean Henderson wants to play first-team football. He is coming off the back of last season with Sheffield United where he was incredible, really outstanding.
“He just needed to carry on playing first-team football. He signed a new contract. David de Gea got the nod ahead of him but David is in the same boat. He wants to play first-team football.
“When you have got a situation like that it is never going to end nicely. Somebody is going to have to leave and somebody is going to stay and play.”