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Sport United players think Dean Henderson is close to replacing David De Gea

01:40  29 september  2020
01:40  29 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Manchester United players believe Dean Henderson is closing in on David De Gea's position as first-choice goalkeeper.

De Gea has started the season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No 1 in the Premier League following Henderson's return to Old Trafford in the summer following two successful season loan spells at Sheffield United.

But Sportsmail sources have described the battle to be United's recognised first-choice as 'very tight' while there is a sense among members of the United squad that Henderson is applying mounting pressure on De Gea.

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Contract rebel David De Gea 's Old Trafford future is up in the air and a summer exit is on the cards as he enters the last 12 months of his deal. But United fan Henderson , 22, thinks he is ready to step up after thriving on loan for promoted Sheffield United last season.

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a group of football players on a field: Man United players believe David De Gea (left) will be dropped for Dean Henderson (right) © Provided by Daily Mail Man United players believe David De Gea (left) will be dropped for Dean Henderson (right) David de Gea in a match: De Gea has started both of Manchester United's league matches, conceding five goals © Provided by Daily Mail De Gea has started both of Manchester United's league matches, conceding five goals

Having come through the United academy, Henderson made his United debut in the 3-0 win over Luton in the Carabao Cup last week and is expected to be given a fresh opportunity in Wednesday's clash against Brighton in the same competition.

And another assured performance at the AMEX Stadium against Premier League opposition will push Henderson closer towards his ambition of overtaking De Gea.

Speaking earlier this month, Henderson heavily hinted that he wouldn't to be satisfied with a role on the United bench this season, saying: 'It wouldn't be clever for me to sit around and not play football, I don't think it would help any parties at all.

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Dean Henderson should NOT replace David De Gea as Manchester United 's first-choice goalkeeper because he isn't ready yet for the pressure and scrutiny Henderson is currently on loan at Sheffield United , where he has produced a string of excellent performances to help achieve a top-half finish.

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a person holding a green ball: Henderson will start United's EFL Cup tie away at Brighton this week with De Gea in his sights © Provided by Daily Mail Henderson will start United's EFL Cup tie away at Brighton this week with De Gea in his sights

'You can get many things from training, and obviously learn off someone like David himself and the other goalkeepers and goalkeeper coaches. But I don't think there's any substitute for game-time.'

Elsewhere, it is understood United are preparing to activate a one year extension option on midfielder Paul Pogba's contract.

The World Cup winner is approaching the final 18 months of his current contract - but can trigger an extra year on his deal to protect his value.

United, it is understood, are still to formally discuss a longer extension to Pogba's contract but know they have a safety net of extending his existing deal.

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