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“United must paint the city red,” says Henderson ahead of the derby

Wed 06 January 2021 | 10:11

The Manchester United goalkeeper knows how important their midweek clash with their local rivals is for the supporters.

Dean Henderson

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Manchester United

shot-stopper, wants his side to “paint the city red” by sealing a “dream” win over

Manchester City

in the EFL Cup semi-final.

United will host the derby match against City on Wednesday. The two parties have locked horn last term and the Blues became the winner; however, Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s squad are running on a richer vein of form this time.

United have come out the winner in nine of their domestic games and are fighting over the

Premier League

crown alongside the current leaders



The 23-year-old will most probably be included in Solskjaer’s line-up in the clash against City and he is aware of the importance their victory will carry for the supporters.

This one will mean a lot,

” Henderson said. “

Obviously the vibe will be massive throughout the city.

"The city is mostly red, and we need to paint it red. But we’re getting better all the time, so hopefully we can get a good result.

“One team has got to win it, so I think both teams will go for it. We’ll probably take the game to them and have a go, and see what comes off.”

He also commented about what it would mean for the Red Devils to beat City and go to the final: “

It’d be fantastic.

"I know a few Man City fans from when I was growing up, and obviously there was rivalry between us, even at school and things like that.

“To beat them and to be involved in it would be a dream come true.

“They’re the sort of things you think about as a young kid. It’d be amazing, and something I’m really looking forward to.”

United have not brought home any major wins since 2017 and Henderson is eager to turn that around.

He added: “

[It's] massive. The club’s built on silverware. We need to win trophies and obviously we’re improving and evolving on the pitch, but no one cares unless we win trophies. So we need to put that to the forefront of our minds, and we need to find a way to do that.

"Whether it’s the Carabao Cup, the Premier League or the Europa League or the FA Cup, we need to turn these good performances into silverware.”

source: SportMob