Dean Henderson says he is ‘devastated’ after having to pull out of the England squad.

Henderson withdrew from the squad on Tuesday after being troubled by a persistent hip injury.

The Manchester United goalkeeper says he is gutted to have to leave the squad and has urged his England teammates to go on and win Euro 2020 without him.

Henderson was England’s second choice goalkeeper behind Jordan Pickford.

Former United academy goalkeeper Sam Johnstone now moves up to deputy, while Aaron Ramsdale has been called up into the squad.

England Training Camp - Euro 2020
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Henderson was on the bench against Croatia at the weekend despite his injury.

Reporter Jonathan Shrager claimed the injury has been bothering Henderson for a while, but says no operation is required.

Henderson, 24, has one first team cap for England. He will likely get plenty of chances to add to these in the future and should be part of the squad for the 2022 World Cup.

 

Now his focus can turn to Manchester United where he hopes to establish himself as number one.

He had a season of positive progress which saw him make 26 appearances in all competitions.

It is unclear whether Henderson or David de Gea will be United’s goalkeeper next season.

De Gea was an unused substitute for Spain in their opening Euro 2020 game with Unai Simon preferred.

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