When Sheffield United announced the season-long loan signing of Dean Henderson from Manchester United last summer, their fans had every right to be excited.
Capped at no fewer than four different youth levels for England, the 22-year-old goalkeeper promised to be a sufficient replacement for Jamal Blackman who had moved back to Chelsea following the culmination of the 2017/18 campaign.
Despite making a confident start to his career in South Yorkshire, Henderson grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons against Aston Villa as he was mainly at fault for his side’s dramatic collapse as he conceded three goals in 12 minutes which saw United drop two points in their battle for promotion.
Whereas some goalkeepers would have struggled to come back from a setback as big as this, the Red Devils loanee has instead responded in superb style by taking his tally of clean sheets for the season to 21 which is by far the best total in the Championship.
After Leeds United failure to beat Villa at Elland Road on Sunday confirmed the Blades’ promotion to the Premier League, Henderson admitted that he wants to extend his stay at Bramall Lane. Speaking on United’s official YouTube channel, the ‘keeper admitted that: “I’ll be honest with you, it made me really emotional to get this club back to where it belongs.
It’s a massive football club and driving forward they deserve to be in the Premier League so for me personally I was very emotional.
I told the gaffer (Chris Wilder) not to let me leave but obviously, it comes down to the two clubs to agree on money and stuff and so I’ll be itching at the bit to come back here next season.”
Reacting to the news on Twitter, these supporters expressed their willingness for Henderson to join the Blades on a permanent deal.
What ever it costs pay them the money & don’t let Deano go
— Mark (@RacingBlade) April 29, 2019
Make it happen
— Simon Crosland (@si1889) April 29, 2019
So get the money men to make it happen. We need him in the prem. UTMB
— Lande Booker (@LandeBooker) April 29, 2019
So do we Deano…. So do we…
— Gary Bower (@gazbower) April 29, 2019
Yes Deano!! Get this lad back to the Lane Blades. You know it makes sense.
— Jonny McSwaggerton (@RuG_TheMunchies) April 29, 2019
Set up a go fund deano page
— Henry (@henryw__) April 29, 2019
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