Manchester United’s players have been impressed by Dean Henderson this season, according to the Manchester Evening News.

They report that a number of players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad feel Henderson deserves a run of games in the side.

The 23-year-old stopper has apparently impressed his teammates in training.

They also claim that Henderson’s training displays have prompted an improvement from David de Gea.

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That said, de Gea is back under the microscope after his performance in the 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig last night.

He was rightly criticised by Paul Scholes for his role in Justin Kluivert’s goal, which proved crucial.

Henderson started the previous match against West Ham, but Solskjaer dropped him in favour of de Gea.

It’s not the first time Solskjaer’s done that and seen it backfired. He replaced Sergio Romero for the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea in July and watched de Gea have a nightmare as United lost 3-1.

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Henderson hasn’t put a foot wrong since coming back from Sheffield United.

He has made his Champions League and international debuts this season as well, taking both in his stride without missing a beat.

It’s interesting that many of his own teammates now feel he deserves a run in the side.

Solskjaer has been fiercely loyal to de Gea but that faith didn’t pay off in Germany. It remains to be seen how much longer Henderson has to wait for an extended run in the side.

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