Dean Henderson is certain that he will become England’s and Manchester United’s first choice striker.
Dean Henderson is confident that he will one day become England and Manchester United’s number one goalkeeper, with the goalie “born ready” to take over if Jordan Pickford is injured during the Euros.
The 24-year-old contended with long-serving star David De Gea for a starting position this season after a number of loan spells away from Old Trafford, including two successful seasons with Sheffield United.
Henderson spent the majority of the 2020-21 season on the bench, only to establish himself as United’s Premier League goalkeeper towards the end of the season.
It will be intriguing to see what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does with his goalkeeping situation this summer, when Henderson will be the back-up to England’s proven first-choice Pickford at the Euros.
The one-cap Three Lions goalie told talkSPORT, “Listen, that’s my job.” “I’m here, and I’m ready to go whenever you need me.
“Jordan is deserving of this event; he was outstanding at the World Cup.
“I have a lot of respect for Jordan; he’s a northern lad like me, we get along great, and he’s been magnificent in an England shirt, so he deserves this tournament.
“And if the moment happens and one of us gets on the pitch, I’ll be there ready, as will Sam (Johnstone).”
“However, my goal for this tournament is to assist Jordan in any way I can and to truly support him in order for him to perform at his best for our country since it is a team effort, and perhaps the dream can come true.”
When asked if he would be ready if Pickford was unavailable for whatever reason, Henderson answered, “100%.” “I was born ready 100 percent.”
The United academy graduate exudes confidence and has never shied away from his long-term goal of being the club’s and country’s number one.
Henderson stated unequivocally that he intends to take on that role at United and for England.
“I’ve been talking about it for years. Whether it gets me in trouble if I talk about it, or if it keeps me back. (This is a brief piece.)