June 15, 2020 / 4:17 AM / 17 days ago

Solskjaer tips keeper Henderson to become England's No. 1

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Sheffield United v Norwich City - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - March 7, 2020 Sheffield United's Dean Henderson celebrates after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez E

(Reuters) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tipped English goalkeeper Dean Henderson to become first choice for club and country after impressing during his loan spell at Sheffield United.

Academy product Henderson helped Sheffield win promotion from the Championship last season and has kept 10 clean sheets for them in the Premier League in the current campaign, second only to Burnley’s Nick Pope.

With David de Gea currently the first choice in Manchester, Solskjaer said no decision had been made where the 23-year-old Henderson would play next season.

“Dean has made some great choices over the years and has developed fantastically,” Solskjaer said ahead of the Premier League’s restart on Wednesday following a coronavirus shutdown.

“This season has proved a great experience for him, he’s done himself some favours with his performances and proved he will be England’s No. 1 and Man United’s No. 1 at some point.”

Manchester United, who are fifth in the league on 45 points, face Tottenham Hotspur on Friday. The Blades resume their campaign at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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