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​Ex-Man Utd coach Steele: Henderson ready to replace De Gea

Former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele thinks that Dean Henderson is ready to replace David De Gea at the club.

Henderson has shone for Sheffield United on loan this season, while he also played for the Blades in the Championship last term.

He has also earned a call up to the England squad, which indicates his meteoric rise in the game.

"He has all the physical attributes you need," Steele told The Athletic.

"Plus that cockiness and confidence about him. He sees himself as the biggest challenger to David De Gea at Manchester United and I love that. Even though he is not at the club right now.

"I have no problems with that. He is doing the right thing and getting experience at a good club.

"He is still a young keeper. Peter Schmeichel didn't come to Old Trafford until he was 28.

"David De Gea was the exception at 19 or 20. I have said this to Dean privately. He is still a young keeper."

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