David de Gea or Dean Henderson – who will be Man Utd’s No 1 this season? Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss
Last Updated: 11/09/20 10:07pm
David de Gea or Dean Henderson? A straight choice at Old Trafford, but one that is far from straightforward.
With Manchester United about to start a brand-new Premier League campaign, many will hope a decision over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred goalkeeping option has already been made.
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But until United face Crystal Palace on September 19 – live on Sky Sports Premier League – the debate rumbles on as to who will be the club’s No 1 next season.
After a host of high-profile errors in 2019/20, Henderson’s return to Old Trafford after two successful seasons on loan at Sheffield United has plunged incumbent De Gea’s position into doubt.
Former United captain Gary Neville adamantly declared De Gea would start the forthcoming campaign as No 1, but warned the ongoing goalkeeping situation could represent a genuine threat to the club’s ambitions this season.
“The idea that Dean Henderson would come into Manchester United and replace David de Gea as No 1 goalkeeper straight away… it won’t happen, I can guarantee it won’t happen,” Neville told Sky Sports’ FNF: Season Preview.
“This has got ‘problem’ written all over it. The one area of the pitch where you need consistency and stability is your goalkeeper, you need to know who your No 1 is, you cannot be flip-flopping. It just does not work; I’ve never seen it work at any club or at international level.
“Where there is a decision to be made about two goalkeepers you have to pick your No 1, go with him and stick with…