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Premier League Star Rejected Deadline Day Move To Manchester United

Rory O'Callaghan

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Premier League Star Rejected Deadline Day Move To Manchester United

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka rejected a deadline day loan move to Manchester United, according to reports.

The Manchester Evening News claim Dubravka was offered to United as part of a swap deal, which would have seen Dean Henderson join Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.

Henderson has struggled for first-team opportunities this season with first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea in fine form.

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Martin Dubravka turned down the chance to join Manchester United on loan (Image: Alamy)
Martin Dubravka turned down the chance to join Manchester United on loan (Image: Alamy)

United interim manager Ralf Rangnick recently confirmed Henderson had handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford and was keen to leave in search of more game time.

However, a move to St James’ Park failed to materialise for the England international, with Dubravka unwilling to replace him as back-up to De Gea.

Dubvraka started for Newcastle on Tuesday night as they beat Everton 3-1 in the Premier League.

Henderson, meanwhile, made only his third appearance of the season on Friday as United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough in the fourth round.

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After extra-time had ended goalless, Henderson was unable to save any of Middlesbrough’s penalties in the resulting shootout – with the Championship side winning 8-7 on spot kicks.

He then returned to the bench for Tuesday’s match against Burnley, with De Gea returning to the side for the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

Henderson now faces the prospect of no further first-team football this season, with United eliminated from both domestic cup competitions.

Speaking last month, former United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich said the 24-year-old needs to leave Old Trafford to further his career.

Dean Henderson was to join Newcastle on loan as a part of a swap deal involving Dubravka (Image: Alamy)
Dean Henderson was to join Newcastle on loan as a part of a swap deal involving Dubravka (Image: Alamy)

“I think he should go. He’s at the stage of his career where he needs to be playing regular football,” Bosnich told talkSPORT.

“He’ll know that as well. I understand that at the start of the season, him having a go in pre-season to see how things plan out.

“De Gea has been excellent and there’s no doubt about it, with the exception of the second goal you have to say against Manchester City, which I think he’ll know that he should have saved.

“But I think from Dean Henderson’s point of view, he needs to start looking after Dean Henderson.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Dean Henderson, Transfers, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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