Dean Henderson has spent the season out on loan at Sheffield United and has arguably had a better season than David de Gea.

Both goalkeepers have dropped clangers – Henderson at home to Liverpool, de Gea away at Watford in December.

But Henderson has also been a key part of a Blades defence which has dealt with most of what the Premier League has thrown their way.

That has given Manchester United a decision to make over their goalkeeping situation.

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What’s the latest?

The Daily Mail report that United are to make a decision on what to do about their goalkeeping ranks in April.

Henderson, 22, is benefiting from the regular football on loan and now looks likely to be part of England’s squad for Euro 2020 as a result.

The report says Paris Saint-Germain could sniff around de Gea this summer, despite the fact he has an extended contract until 2023.

United are apparently giving themselves some more time to come to a decision.

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United wise to buy some time?

United have so many other positions which need strengthening instantly that it is perhaps understandable that the goalkeeping situation is on the back burner.

Keeping their options open might be wise for United. Either way, they will start next season with their player of the decade or England’s brightest young goalkeeper between the sticks.

While de Gea’s command of the number one shirt is not as unshakeable as it was a year ago, it is good that United have tied him down to a new deal.

That means they are in control of the situation and can demand a high asking price, rather than facing the prospect of their best player leaving the club on a free.

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