That cockiness & confidence about him': Ex-United GK coach backs Henderson  to fight De Gea for starting spot -

Dean Henderson warned David de Gea he was targeting his starting spot at Manchester United.

After impressing on mortgage at Sheffield United final season, Henderson has returned to Outdated Trafford and signed a five-year deal final month.

The 23-year-old, who’s but to make a senior look for Manchester United, began 36 games within the Premier League in 2019-20.

And Henderson stated he was desperate to make his mark for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet, with De Gea having come below fireplace final season after a number of errors.

“David de Gea has been a great goalkeeper first and foremost for many years. He’s been phenomenal,” the shot-stopper advised UK newspapers.

“That’s something I aspire to be, to have a career like him at the club, so I’ll be going back in first day of the pre-season working my bollocks off to get in that starting line-up because it’s something I’ve always wanted “

“I am so shut now so I am not going to surrender. I’ll put the stress on. I respect David, he is been an exceptional servant for the soccer membership and if not top-of-the-line lately. It is right down to me. I do know what challenges are forward. I am effectively up for it.”

Henderson has been on loan at Stockport County, Grimsby Town, Shrewsbury Town and Sheffield United in recent seasons.

But his performances in the Premier League last season suggested he could replace De Gea, and Henderson knows he needs to continue playing.

“I’m under no illusions that I’m going to improve just sat on the bench,” he said.

“I need that game time.”

Manchester United are set to begin their Premier League season against Crystal Palace on September 19.