Dean Henderson aiming to succeed David De Gea at Manchester United

Dean Henderson is targeting Manchester United’s No.1 role (Getty Images)

Dean Henderson admits his ‘big dream’ is to play for Manchester United and succeed David De Gea as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

The 22-year-old has had an excellent season on loan at Sheffield United and is now in content to secure the No.1 sport in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020.

Manchester United, meanwhile, face a dilemma over Henderson’s future as reports have claimed that he will not return to Old Trafford to be De Gea’s back up.

But Henderson insists he wants to become United’s first-choice goalkeeper and admits he will consider it a void in his career if he isn’t a success at Old Trafford.

‘The big dream is to play for Manchester United one day,’ Henderson said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.

Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United this season (PA Wire)

‘I’ve always had that dream throughout my life so until that’s accomplished I’ll never think I’ve made it.

‘Even if I play for them once I won’t think I’ve made it I need to play for them 500 times, 300 times whatever it is then you can turnaround at the end of your career and say, ‘I made it, I did what I set out to do’.

Henderson also revealed that he is targeting the No.1 role for England this summer.

‘Get to 40 points first [with Sheffield United] and foremost to stay up,’ Henderson said.

‘If we do that win as many games as possible towards the end of the season and then going into the summer fight for the No.1 spot as much as I can.

‘That’s what I’ll be doing and hopefully I can make it happen.’


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