England shot stopper Dean Henderson has been tipped to leave Manchester United in January.
According to ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, Henderson will want to play regular first team football.
The young keeper had claimed the no.1 shirt in the Premier League late last season, but a COVID-19 diagnosis that turned into a long illness kept him from competing with David De Gea early this season.
De Gea is now in outstanding form and seems unlikely to give up his spot for the rest of this season.
"De Gea is back to his best and when he's at his best, he's one of the world's best," he told Football Insider.
"I don't think anybody at Manchester United expected it. I think they expected Dean Henderson to be the number one for most of this season.
"[Tom] Heaton was signed in the summer and after that I thought De Gea would be allowed to leave in January. Out of the three, I thought De Gea would be the most likely to leave.
"Heaton is an excellent goalkeeper and would be a very capable number two at United. Neither De Gea or Henderson would be happy sitting on the bench.
"Henderson's situation at the beginning of the season gave De Gea an opportunity and he took it with both hands. He has never looked back.
"United have a real problem now. I cannot see Henderson leaving permanently because I think he's the long-term solution for them. It is not an ideal situation having him sat on the bench though so I think he'll go out on loan. Henderson needs to play with a World Cup coming up."
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