sport news Dean Henderson warns he will leave if he doesn't become No 1

'It wouldn't be clever for me to sit around and not play football': Dean Henderson warns he will LEAVE if he cannot oust David De Gea as No 1 after signing new £120,000-a-week deal Dean Henderson recently penned a new five-year contract at He has moved back to United after shining at Sheffield United in Premier League Henderson is now eyeing the No 1 spot at Old Trafford ahead of David de Gea  But the England shot-stopper has warned United he will leave if he is not No 1 

By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 2 September 2020

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Dean Henderson has warned 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

Dean Henderson recently put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at

'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 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

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