Dean Henderson has enjoyed a fantastic season on loan at Sheffield United, who currently sit fifth in the Premier League.
He is not eligible to play this weekend when Manchester United travel to Bramall Lane under the terms of his loan deal.
And he has offered some insightful comments into why he still doesn’t feel like a proper United player.
What did Henderson say?
According to Goal, Henderson said: “Hopefully I can fulfil the ambition of playing for them one day and why not if I keep going the way I’m going?
“I still don’t believe I am a Man United player yet. I still feel I have a lot of work to do to get to that level.
“There are many players who are just happy to sit there and say they are Manchester United players, but realistically you aren’t for me until you are in the first team.”
Henderson displaying a fantastic mentality
Henderson’s mentality marks him out as someone who can go all the way to the top, becoming England’s goalkeeper as well as United’s once David de Gea are out of the way.
He made an error against Liverpool earlier this season, was slammed by Chris Wilder and has responded by getting his form back on track.
Last season, he made another mistake against Aston Villa away from home as the Blades threw away a 3-0 lead.
He took the criticism on the chin, came back and played a crucial role in a defence which was watertight during the run-in.
Henderson is clearly not resting on his laurels after an impressive maiden Premier League season and England call-ups. That mindset should take him to the very top.
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