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Manchester United: Duncan Castles on the future of Dean Henderson

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Duncan Castles has been speaking on The Transfer Window podcast about how Dean Henderson’s future at Manchester United is looking uncertain.

Henderson was handed his chance last season to establish himself as Man United’s No 1 between the sticks, but he picked up an injury while away with England during Euro 2020 and that, as well as an illness,  hampered him at the start of this season, as David de Gea firmly remains the first choice at Old Trafford.

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The England international has not featured at all for the Red Devils this season, and that has led to the Manchester Evening News reporting that he could be moving to Ajax on a temporary basis, however, that does not appear to be true.

Castles has dismissed the links suggesting Ajax want to move for Henderson in January.

“A story has gone out that Ajax were interested in signing him in January, taking him on loan until the end of the season. I had a chat with some contacts at Ajax and they tell me that is not the case, in fact, they described it as ‘fake news’.

“So it would seem from what Ajax are saying, it’s very unlikely that Henderson to the Eredivisie is going to be the solution in the January window.”

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The Man United ace enjoyed two successive loan spells on loan at Sheffield United, but since returning to Old Trafford, his game time has plummeted, and given how well De Gea has been playing this season – the Spaniard has made the third-most saves in the league (FBRef) – it would take something dramatic like an injury for Henderson to potentially be handed a chance by Ralf Rangnick.

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Henderson will be greatly frustrated, not just for his club game time, but also as he has now dropped out of the England squad, with both Sam Johnstone and Aaron Ramsdale ahead of him in the pecking order. So with a World Cup next year, he may be desperate to head out on loan until at least the end of the season to remind people what he can do, before potentially departing permanently.

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