Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Dean Henderson has now ‘taken over’ from David de Gea as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper after a clean sheet at AC Milan.
Henderson made a number of saves against AC Milan including a vital stop from Milan substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic late on in the game and that convinced Scholes to urge Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stick with Henderson in goal.
When asked who the club’s No 1 shot stopper, former United midfielder told BT Sport: “I think it’s Henderson now. He’s taken over.
“I thought David had been lucky after the Everton game (in February) to keep his place. There were a couple of mistakes there. A few things before and after that – not glaring mistakes – but I feel more confidence with Henderson in there. I’m a little more relaxed.
“I’m not having a go at David. He’s been a brilliant goalkeeper and could still be if Dean doesn’t take his chance. But the time has come to give him (Henderson) a run in the team.
“He’s been picked in the England squad, he should be number one for England as well. He was really calm tonight and did what he did which was safe.”