Dean Henderson’s bid to interchange David de Gea as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper acquired off to a strong begin as he made a key save in his belated debut for the membership of their 3-Zero win at Luton Town within the League Cup on Tuesday.
Henderson was one in every of 10 adjustments to the United group after a disappointing 3-1 house defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday of their opening game of the brand new Premier League campaign. The 23-year-old, returning to the membership after a mortgage spell at Sheffield United, made an important cease to disclaim Tom Lockyer as United went into the ultimate 10 minutes of their third-round tie with a slender 1-Zero lead from Juan Mata’s penalty on the stroke of halftime.
Henderson, who arrived on the membership from Carlisle United on the age of 14, clawed the ball away to maintain his aspect’s lead intact they usually went on to ensure of victory in opposition to the second-tier aspect with late targets from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
“That is probably the job our keepers sometimes have to do, you have to make saves when needed and David (de Gea) has done that for years and Dean did that today,” stated supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “It was very important because it was 1-0,” added Mata to Sky Television on the concluding whistle.
“He did a great save and somebody also cleared the ball on the line. I think we did OK. We have all not been training together for too long and now it is important to get the rhythm back and to get confidence. The confidence comes with results.”
Henderson tweeted afterwards: “I dreamt about this my whole life!! Unbelievable feeling to make my debut for the club I love!! Clean sheet and a win to top it off!!!”
He will now look to depose Spain worldwide De Gea who has been the topic of criticism this yr however made some good stops on the weekend in opposition to Palace at Old Trafford. The win over Luton acquired United back to profitable methods and Solskjaer was happy with their progress to the fourth round where they may face Premier League aspect Brighton & Hove Albion or Championship group Preston North End.
“Going through is the big thing. There are some positives, the keeper does his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end, apart from that it was a good workout,” he stated.