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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives verdict on Dean Henderson’s Manchester United debut

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United manager

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Dean Henderson has made his competitive debut for Manchester United in the win against Luton. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the goalkeeper who will challenge David de Gea for the No 1 jersey at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer highlighted that United goalkeepers will regularly be asked to make high-quality saves.

“Well, going through is the big thing,” he told Sky Sports. “There are some positives, the keeper [Dean Henderson] does his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end, apart from that it was a good workout.

“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.”

The United boss reiterated that Henderson’s role has changed following his return to the club, stressing he faces new challenges to the ones he encountered during his loan spell with the Blades.

He said during his post-match press conference: “The goalkeeping department and training level has been really high, of course, you can see driven and dedicated people and I’ve enjoyed watching them.

“Dean in goal, good save, you can see he’s having to concentrate and it’s a different job to what he’s done a few times last season and he came up with the save when he had to.”

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