ERIK TEN HAG is taking an active role in Manchester United’s search for a new goalkeeper.
The club have been looking for a number 2 for David de Gea for weeks.
Dean Henderson is on loan at Nottingham Forest so cover is needed.
Keeper scout Tony Coton has options, but insiders say boss Ten Hag has his own favorites, though they could be more expensive than the budget plan.
The search has put Nathan Bishop’s move to Wycombe on hold and even stopped 36-year-old Tom Heaton from going elsewhere for the season.
But the Red Devils are sending highly-rated defender Charlie Wellens to Crewe on loan.
The 19-year-old, the son of Leyton Orient boss Richie, was a regular for United at right-back or full-back in the under-23 side.
Henderson lashed out at “criminal” United this week for wasting a year of his career on false first-place promises.
The 25-year-old claimed he was promised the No. 1 role ahead of David de Gea by ex-United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last summer – but only acted THREE games.
And he admitted he never intended to remain under Ten Hag this term.
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He said: “I turned down so many good loans last summer for this reason and they wouldn’t let me go.
“Wasting 12 months was really criminal at my age. I was angry. It was so frustrating.”
I didn’t really want the manager to see me in training because I knew he probably wanted to keep me.
“I said to the whole hierarchy, ‘I have to go and play football. I don’t want to play second fiddle.
“And it just so happened that I was almost gone before the manager came in.”
Henderson got off to a disappointing start at Forest as they suffered a 2-0 defeat by Newcastle on day one.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5945700/erik-ten-hag-man-utd-keeper-dean-henderson-transfer/ Erik ten Hag is taking an active role in Man Utd’s search for David de Gea’s replacement following fiery Dean Henderson departure