Dean Henderson has been recalled from his loan spell at Grimsby Town following reports of a “significant injury” to one of Manchester United’s first team goalkeepers.
The 19-year-old, who appeared on the bench for Man United last season, was loaned out to the League Two side back in August.
United decided to extend Henderson’s loan spell at Grimsby – which has seen the youngster make seven appearances – just last week.
However, following an injury to one of United’s first team goalkeepers, Henderson has been recalled by Jose Mourinho, as confirmed on their website.
“Grimbsy Town Football Club can confirm that Manchester United have re-called on loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson with immediate effect.
“Dean has been recalled by his parent club due to a significant injury to one of their first team goalkeepers. In his short stay with the Mariners, Henderson made 7 appearances keeping 4 clean sheets in the process.
“We would like to thank Dean for all his efforts during his time here and wish him every success in the future.”
Supporters will now undergo an anxious wait to see which first team goalkeeper has suffered a serious injury – the candidates being, of course, David de Gea (God forbid), Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira.
Henderson, either way, will move up the ladder and, with Sam Johnstone on loan at Aston Villa, become the side’s third choice goalkeeper after spending the last year or so serving as a fifth choice option.
Injury to a first team goalkeeper opens up an opportunity for Henderson to mingle with the first team squad – always required to have three keepers at one time. United fans will hope to see the youngster grab his chance to impress Mourinho with both hands in the coming weeks.