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Why i wouldn't replace David De Gea with Dean Henderson just yet - Gary Neville

Revolver 06/29/2020

De Gea's season has been plagued by inconsistency.

Henderson, meanwhile, has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in England.

However, Neville believes it would be silly to instantly dismiss all of the Spaniard's Old Trafford achievements.

Gary Neville has doubted whether Dean Henderson is ready to replace David De Gea as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper just yet. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Old Trafford hero said: "I don't buy into an idea that Henderson can just go in that goalmouth area at the Stretford End and adapt to the demands of being a Man Utd goalkeeper. It takes a special character.

"What I think De Gea has done over a four, five-year period until the last 18 months is built up a lot of respect where he needs a break; where he is given the opportunity to correct his form.

"When you go through a difficult period as a goalkeeper it's mentally tough; the scrutiny is on you constantly. There's no escape at this club and that's why I'd just be a little bit cautious over Dean Henderson.

"With respect to Sheffield United, it's very different making a mistake for Man United. It'd be a huge call to bring Henderson back to Old Trafford and make him No 1. You're dismissing everything De Gea has done. I'd just urge caution."

It has been reported that De Gea was offered one last lifeline to save his career in Old Trafford after a poor and disappointing campaign in 2019/20.

The Red Devils are prepared to wait 12 more months, according to ESPN FC, to see if the form of the Spaniard is changing in the heroics of Henderson's Sheffield Utd.

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