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‘It’s criminal!’ Dean Henderson Angry At Manchester United Over Broken Promise To Be No1 Goalkeeper

Dean Henderson has sensationally hit out at Manchester United for not fulfilling their promise to make him the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, describing the time wasted in his career as “criminal”.

The England stopper did not hold back when quizzed about his treatment in an explosive interview that will raise serious doubts about his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Henderson joined newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal in July,

having made just three first-team appearances for United last term and none in the Premier League as he once again played firmly second fiddle to David de Gea.


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The academy graduate, who signed a five-year contract extension in 2020 with the option for a further 12 months,

endured a miserable time last summer as he was forced to withdraw from England’s Euros squad with a hip injury and then struggled with

a bout of Covid-19 that rendered him unavailable for selection by then boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, he believes despite that tough stretch, United should still have followed through on their pledge of installing him as No1 ahead of

De Gea having turned down plenty of opportunities to further his career elsewhere.

Henderson also revealed he made his desire to leave the club plainly clear this summer and has not spoken to new manager Erik ten Hag since making the switch to Forest, where he hopes to resurrect his stalled career.



“To be honest, it has probably been the toughest 12 months of my career.”

“The conversation I had coming out of the Euros squad was ‘You’re coming back here to be the number one’.

“I got Covid-19, came back, so I should have still been the number one but then nobody followed through with what they had told me.

“It was frustrating, because I turned down so many good loans last summer for that reason, and they would not let me go.

To sit there for 12 months, it is criminal really, at my age, I was fuming.

“I told the hierarchy that I need to be playing football and to let me go, and I was almost gone before the manager (Erik ten Hag) came through the door. I have not spoken to him since.

“I worked hard on and off the pitch to keep improving, day-in-day-out, and now I am looking forward to the season with Nottingham Forest.”

Former Manchester United Goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Venezia on free transfer

The Argentina Interbational Romero, 34, has been a free agent since his departure from Old Trafford in July, where he spent six seasons as understudy to David de Gea.


Sergio Romero last appeared for United in their Europa League quarter-final against Copenhagen in August 2020, which they won 1-0.

He is Argentina‘s all-time most capped goalkeeper with 96 caps.

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Romero – who helped United win the Europa League in 2017 – had been out of favour as second choice under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Dean Henderson was preferred after he returned from a loan spell at Sheffield United in 2020.

Romero, who also won the FA Cup and EFL Cup with United, kept 39 clean sheets in 61 appearances for the club.

Venezia sit 17th in Serie A with five points from seven games.

David De Gea gets set to compete with Dean Henderson for the starting role at Old Trafford this season
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has marked his 10-year anniversary at the club by saying he plans on staying at Old Trafford for many more years.
De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has gone on to become one of the club’s all-time top goalkeepers, making 441 appearances thus far.

Though there has been some speculation that De Gea could make way for Dean Henderson as United’s starter, the Spaniard does not sound like a man planning on leaving any time soon.

What was said?

“It’s been a lot of years at the club and a great source of pride for me to have been able to play for a club like Manchester United for so many seasons now,” De Gea told the club’s official website. “But you have to live in the present, I think I still have a lot of years ahead of me at the club, I’m excited about that, feeling strong and I’m very keen to do well.

“I feel great in myself, high in confidence and I think it should be – and has to be – an important season for all of us.”

De Gea’s battle with Henderson

After impressing on loan at Sheffield United in 2019-20, Henderson returned to Old Trafford last term and made progress toward becoming the club’s No 1.

The 24-year-old started last season as second choice behind De Gea but for the last few months of the campaign he established himself as the starter in the league, while De Gea had to settle for playing in the Europa League.
However Henderson suffered a hip injury this summer that forced him out of England’s Euro 2020 squad, and has recently been suffering from prolonged fatigue after contracting Covid-19.

De Gea, is on standby to start United’s Premier League first match against Leeds on Saturday.


Dean Henderson has signed a new five-year with Manchester United until June 2025.

The goalkeeper, who spent last campaign on loan at Sheffield United, will compete with David de Gea for the No.1 spot at the club next season.

Man United released official about the new deal and it read;

“Manchester United is delighted to announce that Dean Henderson has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.”

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Henderson himself added:

“The goalkeeping department at United is excellent; there are three top-level goalkeepers who have achieved so much in the game and I look forward to working with the group.

“The faith that the Manager and the club have shown in me with this contract means a lot to me and will continue my progression as a goalkeeper.”

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