Dean Henderson left out of Man Utd squad for pre-season tour of Norway
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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been left out of Erik ten Hag's squad for their pre-season tour of Norway after 'refusing a bench role' at the club.
Henderson had returned to training at Carrington after spending last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, and was expected to play a part in United's pre-season friendly against Leeds on Wednesday.
However, the 26-year-old hasn't travelled with the squad to Oslo amid reports that he will not play second fiddle to Andre Onana next season.
The United boss has lined up Inter Milan's Andre Onana as a replacement, with the 27-year-old set to move to Old Trafford in a deal worth £43 million plus add-ons once personal terms have been agreed.
According to the Daily Mail, Henderson has made it clear to his manager that he doesn’t want to be on the bench this season.
In turn, he is expected to complete a permanent move to Nottingham Forest worth up to £20m once Onana joins United, claim The Athletic.
His absence from the squad could also be due to a long-term injury he suffered whilst on loan at Nottingham Forest.
The Englishman was forced to undergo surgery on his thigh which saw him miss the second half of the campaign. Therefore, Ten Hag may be simply taking extra precautions with the shot-stopper.
United's 26-man squad confirmed
Here is United's entire 26-man squad, which includes brand new signing Mason Mount, who was recently given the iconic No. 7 shirt following his £65 million switch from Chelsea.
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Nathan Bishop, Matej Kovar.
Defenders: Alvaro Fernandez, Rhys Bennett, Will Fish, Marc Jurado, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams.
Midfielders: Toby Collyer, Fred, Dan Gore, Hannibal, Isak Hansen-Aaroen, Kobbie Mainoo, Mason Mount, Maxi Oyedele, Charlie Savage.
Forwards: Amad, Noam Emeran, Omari Forson, Joe Hugill, Jadon Sancho, Shola Shoretire.
Antony, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial are all notable absentees, adding to the confusion among supporters.