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‘I was 100% born ready’ – Henderson fires fresh De Gea warning

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Having played second-fiddle to the Spaniard for much of 2020/21, the Englishman is hoping his situation changes for the better at Old Trafford.

Dean Henderson is “going to keep working hard day in, day out” to become Manchester United’s No. 1 amid competition from David de Gea.

Henderson was restricted to just 26 appearances – with only 13 of those coming in the Premier League – with Man United last season.

After returning from an impressive loan spell at Sheffield United last season, the 24-year-old was expected to displace De Gea as the Red Devils’ first-choice shot-stopper, especially considering the slip in the latter’s standards in the last couple of seasons.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained faithful to the former Atletico Madrid man despite him making several costly mistakes throughout the season.

“Yeah, 100 per cent. I’ve spoke about this for years. Whether it gets me in trouble speaking about it, whether it holds me back at certain times, it probably does, said Henderson, per Daily Star.

“But at the end of the day it’ll happen one day and I know it’ll happen, so I’m just going to keep working hard day in, day out and my time will come. I was 100 per cent born ready.

“I’ve just got to be ready for when that time comes. There’s no excuses when you step over that white line. You’ve got to puff your chest out and go for it and everything that you’ve put in day in, day out, all the training, everything, pays off.”