Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard unhappy following blocked loan moves
Just like his teammate Jesse Lingard, Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been left frustrated as the club blocked a loan move.
Roy Hodgson’s Watford had attempted to sign the England stopper on deadline day, but their approach was knocked back by the Reds.
There are murmurs that a loan deal for Henderson may still be sanctioned before tonight’s 11pm deadline, but that is highly unlikely at this stage.
As well as having an approach from the Hornets blocked, Henderson also saw his avenue to Newcastle shut off.
United’s unwillingness to sanction his departure hasn’t gone down well in the Henderson camp.
The 24-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League this season and his only starts have come in the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham and a Champions League dead rubber against Young Boys.
Despite having Tom Heaton available to step up as the club’s number two, United were reluctant to part ways with Henderson.
Aside from Friday’s FA Cup clash against Middlesbrough, it’s hard to envisage Henderson featuring again this campaign barring an injury to David de Gea.
With the 2022 Qatar World Cup starting in November, Henderson is no doubt concerned about his chances of gaining a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad following a season of inactivity.
Another Englishman who will hope to form part of the squad in the Middle East is Lingard and similar to Henderson, the midfielder also saw his planned departure blocked, despite repeatedly expressing his desire to leave to interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Despite not starting a Premier League match this campaign, the 29-year-old was told at the start of the month he would not be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
As well as interest from Newcastle, West Ham who took Lingard on loan for the second part of last season also tried to bring United’s number 14 back to the Hammers.
But with David Moyes’ side being a top-four rival, a move back to London was never going to be sanctioned.
But with his contract expiring in June, Lingard will now how have to scramble to gain first team minutes under the German.
With Donny van de Beek, Amad Diallo and Anthony Martial all out on loan and Mason Greenwood not being considered for selection, Lingard’s chances of featuring more frequently have enhanced.
But Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard would have undoubtedly been first team regulars if they had their loan exits granted.
Rangnick will now hope that there isn’t any bad blood to follow the club’s stance and the pair maintain their professionalism.
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