By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 2 September 2020
Dean Henderson has warned Manchester United that he will look to leave if it's clear he will be No 2 goalkeeper to David de Gea.
The England keeper has set his sights on De Gea's role as United's first choice this season after recently signing a new five-year deal worth £120,000 a week.
Henderson said: 'Look, 100 per cent, the aim is for me to play football next season.
Dean Henderson recently put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Manchester United
'I don't think I want to be not playing after last season, coming off a good season with momentum.'
Following that successful loan spell at Sheffield United last term, which culminated in a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad, Henderson's future has been the subject of scrutiny.
But his decision to sign the new deal at Old Trafford will see him start the new season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and battle it out with De Gea to become the club's No 1.
However, when asked whether he would seek another loan move if it became clear he would be No 2, Henderson responded: 'Yes. It wouldn't be clever for me to sit around and not play football, I don't think it would help any parties at all.
'You can get many things from training and obviously learn off someone like David and the other goalkeepers and coaches.
'But I don't think there's any substitute for game-time. I went out from Manchester United five years ago, started at Stockport, Grimsby, Shrewsbury and then Sheffield which shows how much I've learned, picking up experiences that happen in games because they're situations that you don't really get in