Dean Henderson is enjoying another impressive season out on loan from Manchester United with Sheffield United. Having played 46 games for them last season as they earned promotion to the Premier League they now find themselves above United in the table.
Henderson joined United’s academy when he was 14 but has yet to play a game for the first team. He has spent spells out on loan at Stockport County, Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury Town before joining Sheffield United on a two-year loan deal in the summer of 2018.
When he was just 20 he was named the PFA League One Keeper of the Year from his time at Shrewsbury, before being voted Sheffield United’s Player and Young Player of the Year last season.
Now aged 22, he has drawn lots of praise, but has insisted in an interview with Football Focus that his priority is holding down a place at United.
Plenty of people walk around and say ‘I play for Man United’ and have never kicked a ball in the first team before. I am not one of those people. I always feel like I’ve got a point to prove and one day that is my aim, to play for Man United. Until that happens I have got to earn the right, I have got to keep working hard day in and day out. When the day comes it will be even sweeter because it has been such a tough journey for myself. Only people around me know it has been hard at times. Hopefully, fingers crossed, in the near future it will happen.