Dean Henderson has been told by Manchester United to prepare for a month as the No 1 goalkeeper due to David de Gea’s absence for personal reasons.
The Englishman has been desperate for a consistent run in the side and had to settle for cup games both domestically and in Europe to seize his chance.
But now he could have six matches across the next four weeks to prove his worth in the absence of De Gea from the line-up, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Dean Henderson will have his chance to shine and could play for the next month as a starter
David de Gea (left) is out of action for personal reasons and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) will entrust Henderson for the next few games, starting with the Manchester derby
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to disclose the specific reasons behind De Gea being left out of the squad for Wednesday’s 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace.
He told Sky Sports: ‘It is a private matter. It’ll take the time it takes.’
Henderson could therefore start a run of important matches for United and stake his claim for the No 1 spot on a full-time basis.
Having kept a clean sheet in the dour draw with Palace, Henderson will look to back-up his solid display against Manchester City in the derby this Sunday.