England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Dean Henderson to remain at Manchester United and challenge David de Gea for the number one goalkeeping role.
Henderson has returned to Old Trafford after impressing on loan at Sheffield United last season, his exploits earning a new five-year contract in Manchester.
The 23-year-old, who has been included in Southgate’s squad for England’s Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Denmark, is in line to compete with United star De Gea for starting honours.
Southgate feels the time is right for Henderson to challenge himself at the Theatre of Dreams following two successful seasons with Sheffield United.
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