The Portuguese coach believes that it is time for Henderson to be included in United's starting lineup.
boss Jose Mourinho believes Dean Henderson is ready to replace David De Gea at Manchester United.
Henderson returned to Manchester United last summer after a successful two-year loan spell at Sheffield United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promising to give him enough time to find a place in the starting line-up. The United manager kept his promise and the young English goalkeeper played 26 games for his team and performed well in those games. Now Mourinho, who previously coached De Gea during his time in Manchester, has claimed that Henderson is ready to replace the Spanish goalkeeper.
He toldThe Times
"I think they are good goalkeepers. I don’t think they are phenomenal goalkeepers or, in Dean Henderson’s case, not yet phenomenal. When I say not yet, I say he will be.
"I met him at [Manchester] United when he was a kid and I always remember him asking me to go on loan. He was saying when I come back, I come back to be the No 1.
"He told me that when he was the fourth choice. He is a kid with an incredible self-confidence and I think he is ready."
Henderson shipped 22 goals and 12 clean sheets in those 26 games.