Manchester United’s Dean Henderson lifts 2017 U20s World Cup

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has lifted the U20s World Cup with England out in South Korea.

Henderson, Man United’s U21s goalkeeper, featured in the 1-1 draw with Gambia in the group stages but the performances of Freddie Goodman kept him out of the team in the other games. Regardless of how many games he played, Henderson being part of the first England squad to win a major international trophy since 1966.

Congratulations to Dean for the achievement, he certainly won’t be forgetting that moment any time soon.

What next for Henderson? Well, he spent part of last season out on loan with Grimsby Town where he impressed to the point his loan was extended but an injury forced him back to United in February rather than May.

After the U20s World Cup, Henderson will want to keep playing first-team football and continue progressing in his career so I would expect him to be loaned out again.

Is there any chance of him becoming United’s first choice goalkeeper any time soon? I very much doubt it but like so many other youngsters, Henderson looks almost certain to have a strong career in the football league even if it isn’t with United.

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