Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that the club will not let Dean Henderson leave in January – not even on loan.
Henderson has barely featured for the Red Devils this season, making just two appearances in all competitions – a dramatic change from how the 2020/21 campaign ended.
The goalkeeper had been threatening to usurp David de Gea as number one, enjoying an extended run in the side under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the spring. However, De Gea has been in top form this season and shows little sign of relinquishing the gloves, provided he remains injury free.
As 90min reported back in November, Henderson asked the club for a transfer as he sought regular first-team football. United initially seemed willing to let the 24-year-old leave on a long-term loan, while still ruling out a permanent departure.
But 90min now understands that United will no longer even sanction a temporary move.
Rangnick confirmed to talkSPORT on Monday night that Henderson asked to leave Old Trafford two weeks ago and was denied, with nothing changing since then.
De Gea is extremely settled in Manchester, having first arrived over 10 years ago, and is one of the club’s highest-paid players. It is understood that he would be willing to see out the remainder of his career with the Red Devils should the opportunity arise.
Due to this, Henderson’s desire to leave is unlikely to abate any time soon. In the past Borussia Dortmund and newly-monied Newcastle United have both been linked with the player.
Henderson has impressed when handed playing time in the past, first excelling on loan at Sheffield United during their fantastic 2019/20 campaign before pushing De Gea hard last season.
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