Boss admits to ‘working’ on United keeper deal

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is confident of keeping on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is confident of keeping on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson at Bramall Lane.

The England under-21 international goalkeeper kept 21 clean sheets to claim the Championship Golden Glove award during his season-long stint with the Blades, who secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League to end a 12-year exile from the top flight.

The 22-year-old said after the Blades won promotion that he wanted to return to the club next season and manager Wilder is currently trying to sort out a deal.

‘We’re working our way through it,’ Wilder told Press Association Sport over the ongoing Henderson talks.

‘We’ve been in discussions with Manchester United and I think they see it as a positive that he gets a year of Premier League football under his belt.

‘I know Dean definitely wants to stop and our supporters absolutely adore him.

‘We’ve got a good relationship with Manchester United and if Dean signs we’ll be delighted.

‘He’s been outstanding since he’s been at the club.

He had a fantastic loan period at Shrewsbury, he’s kicked on and has a wonderful future ahead of him.

‘ There are increasing doubts over the future of Spain star David De Gea at Old Trafford, but the Red Devils have three other senior goalkeepers on their books – Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira.

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