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Man United goalkeeper Henderson signs new contract

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Sheffield United v Everton - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - July 20, 2020 Sheffield United's Dean Henderson during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell

(Reuters) - Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2025, with the option to extend for a further year, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old spent two seasons on loan at Sheffield United, helping them earn promotion from the second tier Championship in the 2018-19 campaign before keeping 13 clean sheets in the Premier League last season.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed but British media reported Henderson will earn about 120,000 pounds per week at United.

"The faith that the manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) and the club have shown in me with this contract means a lot to me," Henderson told the club website here.

“The goalkeeping department at United is excellent; there are three top-level goalkeepers who have achieved so much in the game and I look forward to working with the group.”

Henderson will fight for a first-team place with Spain international David de Gea, who came under scrutiny last season following a number of high-profile errors, and Argentine Sergio Romero.

“Dean is a fantastic young keeper with the attitude and work-rate to keep improving every day,” Solskjaer said.

“We are in a strong position within the goalkeeping department and that gives us the competition for places that we are looking for in the squad.”

United finished third in the Premier League last season to secure Champions League qualification.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai, editing by Ed Osmond

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