Dean Henderson is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, who have been drawn against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The United loanee was the hero in their Carabao Cup penalty shootout victory win over Wolves, after a 1-1 draw.

He moved for gametime in the summer and has, as expected, established himself as their number one goalkeeper as they look to beat relegation.

It was not enough to get him into the England squad for the World Cup, with Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale preferred.

Can Henderson play against United
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Can Henderson play against United?

As per rules of loan agreements, the club loaning out the player have the right to stipulate that said player cannot play against them.

Rule 6.3 on the Carabao Cup website states: “Players registered on a temporary basis will not be eligible to play unless the Club holding his full registration gives its written consent.”

Don’t expect Manchester United to do Forest any favours, with a trophy on the line.

Forest host the first leg of the semi-finals later in January, with the second leg at Old Trafford, with dates yet to be confirmed.

Wayne Hennessey is expected to start in goal for Forest in the two-legged tie.

No doubt this will intensify Henderson’s desire for a permanent move away from United in the near future. Just don’t expect United to grant one this month.

The winner of the semi-final will play the victor of Southampton and Newcastle, with Manchester City eliminated.

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