Dean Henderson is one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers of the 2019-20 season. The player has been standing out this season due to his performance for Sheffield United. The Blades, as they are called, are currently playing the Premier League and let’s be honest, they are doing a great job under the command of Chris Wildes.
Until the Premier League paralyzation due to the Covid-19, the team reached 7th place with 43 points, which is just 5 less them Chelsea, the 4th place. Honestly, I believe nobody thought that Sheffield could do something like this and the good performances of Dean Henderson helped them a lot.
Let’s get to know him a little better:
Dean Henderson is 23 years old and was born in Whitehaven. Currently, he is on loan from Manchester United. The player has been at the club since 2015 when he signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils. He started on the team at the age of 14. He extended his contract in 2018, until 2022.
The young goalkeeper played in several lower divisions but debuted in the Premier League too. Playing for Sheffield United in 2019 he started to write his name in English football. In addition, he represented England in the U-16, U-17, U-20, and U-21.
During his loan, Henderson won the club’s Young Player of the Year award, in addition to the Championship Golden Glove.
After all the repercussions that he brought and all that he has done during this season, it would be normal if he wished to go back to Manchester United after the end of the loan. And, according to his teammate, Billy Sharp, that is his will.
After Sheffield’s victory over Norwich City, Sharp didn’t say that with full words that the goalkeeper wanted to leave immediately, however, the striker said that his friend’s will is to wear the Red Devil’s shirt once again. In addition to that, he also said that he was sure that Henderson would soon be England’s number 1 goalkeeper.
Which let’s be honest… England’s goalkeeper is Jordan Pickford… Henderson is much more of a goalkeeper than little Pick.
I see a lot of room for improvement, and he can, eventually, overcome David De Gea and go back to Man United as the main keeper. Also, Gareth Southgate should at least consider having the Sheffield and Man United keeper in the Euro 2021, as Pickford doesn’t live a great moment in his career.