Dean Henderson’s bid to switch David de Gea as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper were given off to a cast get started as he made a key save in his belated debut for the membership of their 3-0 win at Luton Town within the League Cup on Tuesday.
Henderson was once one of 10 adjustments to the United workforce after a disappointing 3-1 house defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday of their opening recreation of the brand new Premier League marketing campaign. The 23-year-old, returning to the membership after a mortgage spell at Sheffield United, made a the most important forestall to disclaim Tom Lockyer as United went into the general 10 mins of their third-round tie with a narrow 1-Zero lead from Juan Mata’s penalty at the stroke of halftime.
Henderson, who arrived on the membership from Carlisle United on the age of 14, clawed the ball away to stay his facet’s lead intact and so they went on to ensure of victory in opposition to the second-tier facet with overdue objectives from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
“That is probably the job our keepers sometimes have to do, you have to make saves when needed and David (de Gea) has done that for years and Dean did that today,” stated supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “It was very important because it was 1-0,” added Mata to Sky Television on the ultimate whistle.
“He did a great save and somebody also cleared the ball on the line. I think we did OK. We have all not been training together for too long and now it is important to get the rhythm back and to get confidence. The confidence comes with results.”
Henderson tweeted afterwards: “I dreamt about this my whole life!! Unbelievable feeling to make my debut for the club I love!! Clean sheet and a win to top it off!!!”
He will now glance to depose Spain world De Gea who has been the topic of grievance this yr however made some excellent stops on the weekend in opposition to Palace at Old Trafford. The win over Luton were given United again to profitable tactics and Solskjaer was once proud of their development to the fourth around the place they’re going to face Premier League facet Brighton & Hove Albion or Championship workforce Preston North End.
“Going through is the big thing. There are some positives, the keeper does his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end, apart from that it was a good workout,” he stated.