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Dean Henderson's goalkeeping masterclass for Nottingham Forest has Man Utd fans saying the same thing

Daniel Marland

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Dean Henderson's goalkeeping masterclass for Nottingham Forest has Man Utd fans saying the same thing

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Dean Henderson played a massive role in Nottingham Forest's 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday and it comes a day after David de Gea's disasterclass for Manchester United.

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Henderson joined Forest on a season-long loan from United earlier this summer after being left 'fuming' by broken promises at Old Trafford.

The goalkeeper claims he was promised the no.1 shirt ahead of de Gea and after making 29 appearances in two years, he decided to move to newly-promoted Forest.

Steve Cooper's side registered their first Premier League win of the season after Taiwo Awoniyi bundled home Jesse Lingard's effort just before halftime, but Henderson was the star of the show.

After the break, Pablo Fornals rattled the bar with a long-range effort and the ball bounced perfectly for Tomas Soucek on the follow up.

Soucek headed his effort towards goal, but Henderson was back up on his feet to make a sensational save.

He was called into action throughout the half and the biggest save of all came after Scott McKenna's handball gave the Hammers a penalty.

Declan Rice stepped up to equalise from the spot, but Henderson guessed the right way and made a vital stop.

All of this comes less than 24 hours after de Gea was at fault for two of Brentford's goals in their 4-0 thrashing of United.

De Gea allowed Josh Dasilva's speculative effort to squirm from his grasp to put the Bees 1-0 up, while a mix-up with Christian Eriksen allowed Mathias Jensen to double their lead inside 18 minutes.

Some fans believe Henderson should be United's first choice ahead of de Gea already and his performance against West Ham has only strengthened their argument.

One person said: "Dean Henderson was always going to have a blinder the day after de Gea made so many howlers."

Another commented: "This de Gea/Henderson situation sums this club up PERFECTLY."

A third put: "He took that 0/10 from de Gea yesterday to heart."

While someone tweeted: "United made a massive mistake loaning this lad out again."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Henderson has previously admitted he didn't speak to new United manager Erik ten Hag before finalising a move away.

The 25-year-old explained: "I didn't want him to see me in training. Because I knew that he probably wanted to keep me.

"So, I told the hierarchy that I need to play football, I don't want to be here and play second fiddle."

Topics: Dean Henderson, David De Gea, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, West Ham United

Daniel Marland
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