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De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper

 


Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named David de Gea ahead of Dean Henderson as his Red Devils’ number one goalkeeper.

De Gea travelled to Spain for the birth of his first child and will miss Man United’s next five matches.

The Spaniard is expected to return to Old Trafford after the international break.

However, Henderson has already performed well in De Gea’s absence, keeping clean sheets in games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, respectively.

Asked if Henderson can be Man United’s future number one goalkeeper, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube series: “Listen, it’s a battle. But you have got to listen to what Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] said in the press conference after: he’s got the shirt for now until De Gea is back. That is what he said.

“So it looks like once De Gea comes back, he will be back in the team. And, at the end of the day, De Gea is the number one keeper there.

“He’s been brilliant for many seasons. Yes, he’s had the odd blip here and there, but, listen, how many times has he won Player of the Year? Four times. No keeper in the history of Man United has done that.”

Ferdinand added: “Dean Henderson did what he was meant to do. He went in there and looked commanding. So it is down to Ole now. We have to wait and see what he does.

“It’s difficult. We all know it can be rosy this week and not the next. Listen, I hope he does well, young English goalkeeper, but at the moment, I have got to be honest, I would go with David de Gea for his experience. He’s the number one goalkeeper.”

Henderson will hope to continue his impressive form for Man United when they face AC Milan in the Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday.

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