On a weekend where Paul Pogba expressed his desire to leave Manchester United. Dean Henderson’s comments are welcomely received.

The England under-21 goalkeeper said he feels he is ready to play for the club already.

He told The Mail: “Do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do.

“I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way.

“I would give my right leg to play for that football club. That has been my dream since I was a little boy, being a fan. I just know I’m working hard in the background and waiting for any little opportunity that comes up. If it does, I will take it for the next 10 to 15 years.”

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Next step

Henderson’s comments express the sort of desire United’s team badly lacked last season.

Pogba’s attitude and desire to leave sum up the problems United have right now. If he doesn’t want to be at Old Trafford, then he needs to be sold.


Players like Henderson are the future, even if his path to the first team is blocked right now.

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United have a dilemma at present with first choice goalkeeper David de Gea, who is yet to agree a new contract.

Even if De Gea is sold, Henderson will have to battle Argentine international Sergio Romero.

So Henderson may have to wait a little while for his dream to come true, but it feels inevitable sooner or later.

One option United have is to sell De Gea this summer and fast-track the Romero vs Henderson battle.

United need more players with his attitude this summer.

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