Manchester United fans have slammed goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the wake of his incredible outburst at the club’s treatment of him last season.
Henderson gave a fiery interview to talkSPORT in which he described the club’s actions towards him as ‘criminal’ after receiving ‘false promises’ regarding his role in the first team.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper claimed he was told he would replace David de Gea as United’s first-choice ‘keeper but instead found himself watching from the sidelines as De Gea further cemented his place as the club’s no 1.
Keen to avoid a repeat of last season’s heartbreak, Henderson pushed through a loan move to Premier League new-boys Nottingham Forest but will return to Old Trafford next summer unless a permanent deal can be agreed.
But his forthright views haven’t gone down well with everybody including a cluster of United’s adoring fanbase as Red Devils’ fans took to both Twitter and a Man Utd Reddit forum to vent their displeasure at the England international.
@Rockyraccoon tweeted: ‘Why hasn’t he been sold? Need to get rid permanently.’
@mzvee2 wrote: ‘Spoilt Brat; he had covid for a good part of last season how did he expect to be no.1 when @D_DeGea was on fire, why not cancel his contract and do 1 who cares, he was the dressing room mole’
hollow114 added: ‘He should be sold. Clearly was part of the problem’
thphnts said: ‘Man’s throwing a hissy fit because he got COVID and was shocked he wasn’t picked over one of the best goalkeepers in the past decade. What a child.’
Jimmy84 wrote: Pathetic attitude really, you were unavailable and someone took your place and played too good to be dropped. It’s not f****** criminal it’s just football. Can’t believe anyone is using this as a stick to beat United with, clearly just a player who thinks he’s entitled to play in the first team rather than earn it.
Henderson started just three first-team games for the Red Devil’s in all competitions last term under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and later, interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Such was his desperation to find game time, Henderson filled in for the club during two Premier League 2 fixtures – a far cry from the previous season where he made 26 appearances for United.
Henderson will be unavailable for Forest’s two fixtures against his parent club this season but it remains to be seen what kind of reaction he receives when he returns to Old Trafford next summer.