Dean Henderson ‘stormed’ Man Utd training after Ralf Rangnick broke promise

Dean Henderson has made just two appearances in all competitions for Manchester United this season and is looking to leave the club in January to look for regular football.

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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson reportedly stormed out of the club’s training ground after discovering he was not playing against Aston Villa, despite being promised otherwise.

The England international is expected to start the FA Cup match on Monday, as many Premier League managers choose to use their second-choice stopper in cup competitions.

However, Ralf Rangnick gave David de Gea a nod. The Man Utd boss couldn’t afford to take any chances as the FA Cup is the club’s best chance of winning silverware this season.

The Red Devils are already out of the EFL Cup and the Premier League title race. They still play in the Champions League, but are not expected to win it.

Henderson rose through the ranks at Old Trafford, but he is looking to play regularly and find his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

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Dean Henderson is desperate to play in the Premier League regularly


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He caught the attention of Man Utd fans after a stunning two-year loan spell with Sheffield United, helping the Blades win promotion to the Championship and finish ninth in the Premier League.

Henderson became the first-choice stopper for former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season, making 13 Premier League appearances after having to replace De Gea.

But due to injury and the Spaniard’s return to form, the 24-year-old has fallen back down the pecking order at Man Utd, making just two appearances in all competitions this season.

Henderson has already indicated that he will leave the club in January, but Rangnick wants him to stay in case De Gea is injured or loses his form.

“A few weeks ago he asked me… [if he could leave] but I told him that I would rather have him until the end of the season,” said the German.

“We are very happy with our goalkeepers, but if it were up to me, I wouldn’t want him to leave.”

However, Rangnick will have to face Henderson if he wants to keep him onside, and rumors suggest he has failed to keep his recent promise.

According to the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, where Paul Scholes launched a diatribe about the “toxic” Man Utd environment this week, the manager originally promised Henderson the gloves against Villa in the FA Cup.

It is alleged that the goalkeeper stormed out of Carrington when he heard the news and was not included in Rangnick’s 20-man roster for the game at Old Trafford.

Henderson is now expected to be absent from Rangnick’s next matchday roster when Man Utd face Villa again on Saturday and could even get his transfer wish.

Ralf Rangnick would have promised Henderson the gloves against Aston Villa


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Newcastle are the favorite for his signature and could pay his £100,000 a week salary after a Saudi-backed consortium completed a takeover in October.

Dutch giants Ajax are also in the running and so is Southampton, who were recently forced to sign Willy Caballero, 40, to bolster their goalkeeping division.

Brentford is another realistic option – if Man Utd can cover some of Henderson’s wages – after losing first-choice goalkeeper David Raya to a serious knee injury in October.

“We’ve seen goalkeepers eager to take on that second fiddle role,” former England midfielder Trevor Sinclair told talkSPORT in December. “I don’t think he’s that person.

“I think he wants to be the main man and if he wants to be the main man he won’t do it at Man Utd with the current circumstances because David de Gea is playing too well.”

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