MANCHESTER UNITED will hold showdown talks with Dean Henderson next week over the possibility of replacing David De Gea as the club’s No1, according to reports.
The English stopper is set to return to Old Trafford after Sheffield United’s last league game following a two-year loan stint at Bramall Lane.
Dean Henderson will hold talks with United chiefs next week[/caption]
Henderson, 23, has impressed under Chris Wilder with the boss keen on keeping him for an extra year.
But the Daily Mail report how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to hold face-to-face talks with Henderson as the dilemma over the future No1 spot rumbles on.
Solskjaer is coming under serious pressure to drop £375,000-a-week David De Gea after yet another series of disastrous blunders.
The Spaniard made two howlers in United’s 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea but they are just the latest in a number of mistakes made by De Gea over the last three seasons.
Henderson is eager to return to Manchester but only if he gets reassurances he is the main man behind the sticks.
He is not willing to sit on the bench and play second fiddle to De Gea especially as he eyes a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2021 squad.
United will also discuss improving Henderson’s £35,000-a-week contract that expires in two-years time.
They want Henderson to sign a new contract and ward off interest from Chelsea who are also looking for a new keeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.
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Solskjaer may use United’s final two league matches before making a decision as the club make a charge for a Champions League finish.
They host West Ham on Wednesday before a crucial visit to rivals Leicester on the final day of the campaign.
De Gea has been at Old Trafford since 2011 and signed a new long-term contract at the club earlier in the season until 2023.
De Gea made a remarkable series of blunders against Chelsea[/caption]