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Man Utd keeper Henderson: English youngsters need loan system

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson says the loan system is critical to English football development.

Henderson, who has just signed a new contract, spent last season on-loan with Shrewsbury Town.

He told MUTV: "Look, I stand by that. I love going out on loan and playing games, playing in those pressure moments. We had a couple of trips to Wembley this year with Shrewsbury and, to feel the energy around the place and to get that as a young lad, I feel it's important to go on to reach the next level. You need to go and play games to be put in those scenarios in order to come out better.

"I'm obviously a passionate lad and that's well known around this club. So I wear my heart on my sleeve and give it everything I've got for everyone. I think that's how it should be. They've given me an opportunity and a platform to go on and show what I can do so it's only right that you give that back with good performances and a bit of passion.

“It's no secret we were favourites to go down. We had one of the lowest budgets in the league but for the lads to come together and have the season we did, to take Rotherham to extra-time in the final, we were also victims of our own success. We did well in the FA Cup and obviously the Checkatrade Trophy so we played a lot of games. The lads were really tired on the day. Look, another day, it could have gone our way but I'm sure they will rebuild and go again to hopefully get promoted next season."

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