De Gea has been phenomenal, but I would go Henderson - David James

Thu 10 June 2021 | 9:14

Former England goalkeeper advises Solskjaer to choose Henderson over De Gea.

Manchester United

boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is standing at the crossroads to choose between

David de Gea


Dean Henderson

to be his long-term No.1 man at Old Trafford.

Former England shot-stopper David James has spoken about Solskjaer’s dilemma in an interview with


, advising the Norwegian tactician to put his faith in young Dean Henderson, who ‘has obviously shown that he can perform at the Premier League level’, when he was on loan at Sheffield United.

“I would go Henderson, he's 23 and at Premier League level he's obviously shown that he can perform, with Sheffield United and also now a number of occasions with Manchester United,”

James said.

“There's some getting used to playing for Manchester United, which is slightly different to playing for Sheffield United, but the capability that he's already got and the potential that he has is far greater than what David de Gea offers.

“De Gea isn't a bad goalkeeper, it's not about that. I just think from a manager's perspective, you're looking at where the club's going to go forward.

“De Gea has been phenomenal for Manchester United, but to stay performing at that level is so difficult. I think with the Dean Henderson there's an opportunity there for Manchester United to go forward.”

source: SportMob