Dean Henderson has confirmed that he won’t be remaining at Sheffield United on loan for a third consecutive season. While not revealing what the next step is for him, he took to social media to thank the club, staff and fans for everything during his two years with the club.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Sheffield United for the last two years. Winning promotion to the Premier League with my brothers and having the season we had this season is something I will never forget.

I would like to thank the manager, my teammates, the backroom staff and of course, the fans, who have been unbelievable towards me. I will look back at the last two years as an important chapter in my career and more than anything, I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and develop with such a class group of lads.

I can’t wait for the next chapter! Once again, thank you for everything! Once a blade, always a blade!

David de Gea has had a difficult season for United and rumours suggest the club is looking at bringing Henderson back to Old Trafford to compete with the Spaniard for the no.1 spot. Reports suggest that he is about to sign a new £100k-a-year deal with the club, having only agreed a new three year contract last summer.

In February, the 23-year-old talked about his hopes of one day playing for United, having joined our academy when he was just 14.

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.