Man United boss Ole Solskjaer believes Dean Henderson has been given a wake-up call following a below-par performance against Burnley.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been given “a wake-up call” following a below-par display against Burnley.
Henderson has usurped David de Gea as United’s first-choice goalkeeper in Premier League matches, starting each of the last six matches in the league.
The 24-year-old has conceded just three goals in that run and has mostly impressed with his strong command of his area and shot-stopping skills.
However, the England international gave an erratic display against the Clarets on Sunday; he was caught in no man’s land after just 20 seconds when Chris Wood converted a cross, which was disallowed for offside. He also conceded from James Tarkowski’s header from a corner five minutes after the break.
The Red Devils ran out 3-1 victors thanks to a Mason Greenwood double and late Edinson Cavani strike, but boss Solskjaer admitted that Henderson is still learning and developing.
“The first one is a wake-up call for him, he’s a proactive keeper and luckily he was offside so another win and Dean is still learning and maturing,” Solskjaer admitted as quoted by Goal.
“You never know [against Burnley], anything can happen in either box. Any time they get a cross in with their quality you’ve got your heart in your mouth.
“We built some pressure, especially down the left, wanted to do the right things and we got the goals we wanted.”
Henderson had starred over the previous two seasons on loan at Sheffield United before returning to Old Trafford this summer and earning a new long-term contract.