The return of Dean Henderson from his Sheffield United mortgage spell has created an additional dimension in Manchester United’s goalkeeping division.
That’s in line with reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant, who got here on as a second half substitute for Henderson in United’s 1-Zero pre-season pleasant defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Henderson was one of many Premier League’s finest goalkeepers final season and has dedicated himself to United after shining with the Blades. He has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a choice to make over his No.1 keeper, with David de Gea the present incumbent.
“It has been nice to have [Henderson] again in amongst us,” Grant advised MUTV after the Villa sport, earlier than joking that he was within the combine to take the primary alternative keeper’s position. “David has come again from worldwide obligation as sharp as ever… and I’ve saved a clear sheet immediately and made the gaffer’s job much more troublesome for subsequent week!”
Grant then lifted the lid on the constructive ambiance throughout the goalkeeping division at Previous Trafford, with the veteran and Nathan Bishop behind De Gea, Henderson and Sergio Romero in a robust space in Solskjaer’s squad.
“It has been nice, actually good ambiance throughout the group.” he added.
“The goalkeeping division is not any completely different from another division. We’re all pulling in the proper path, striving to be match and prepared and looking out ahead to subsequent weekend.
“I think about for Dean, it offers him big confidence in himself. That self-belief is all necessary, particularly at a younger age. The following take a look at for him is clearly in entrance of him. He is now dedicated his future to the soccer membership, which is great information, so it is nice for the division: myself, Dean, Sergio, David, Nathan Bishop… it is a lengthy record. All of us wish to play and do nicely for the soccer membership and that may solely improve the ambiance within the group.”
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“I feel it is a good drawback to have,” Grant added on Solskjaer’s dilemma over who to decide on as his No.1 in objective.
“He [Solskjaer] has obtained good people, good characters and that is necessary.
“The 4 or 5 of us all perceive what it takes, all of us wish to assist one another, however most significantly all of us have a willpower to be higher than the subsequent one. That is essential and I feel that may stand us in good stead over the course of the season.
“There’s a number of video games to play, so all palms on deck because it had been.”