Transfer news: Dean Henderson braced for Manchester United with Sheffield United exit "very confident" on fresh loan


The England U21 international goalkeeper helped the Blades to promote the Premier League last season and set to head back to the Bramall Lane

Dean Henderson is heading towards the exits again at Manchester United, with Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder “very confident” of doing another loan deal for the promising goalkeeper.

The England U21 international spent the 2018-19 campaign at Bramall Lane.

A series of impressive performances saw him help the Blades secure promotion back to the Premier League.

He has no secret of his desire to find regular football again next season, with his preferred destination if he does move on.

The ultimate goal is to make the grade and become No. 1 at Old Trafford, but Wilder is expecting to play some part in that quest by offering the 22-year-old more minutes in 2019-20.

The Blades boss told Sheffield Live! on his transfer hopes: “I am very confident that a deal for Dean will be done in the next three or four days.

"The boy had an outstanding season for last season and he wants to come back.

"I've always respected Manchester United, but they want to come back and play regular football – which is refreshing for a young player, who wants to prove himself – and I want it to happen as well. "

Chris Wilder Sheffield United 2018-19

Henderson is not the only player that Sheffield United is close to bringing on board.

They are aware of the need to bolster their ranks in order to compete with English football’s elite.

Bournemouth forward Lys Mousset is set to link up with the Blades.

There could have been more of an agreement with Luke Freeman, Phil Jagielka, Callum Robinson and Ravel Morrison.

"We're really quite excited," said Wilder.

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"I think we'll break the record at third time and might break it again, which is exciting news as a club.

"We're going to go to the club," he said.

"I want another four to like, which will give us a nice number to work with. We don't want to over-bloat the squad. "