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Newcastle United remain ‘interested’ in Manchester United star – ‘he wants to play as a starter’


According to reports, Newcastle United remain ‘interested’ in Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Englishman is one of the players Newcastle were linked with in January.

Following a successful spell at Sheffield United, Henderson made his debut for Man Utd at the start of the 2020/21 campaign.


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The 26-year-old battled David De Gea for the number one jersey. He played 26 times but he ended the season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second choice.

This has continued this term as he has only played three times for Man Utd this season across all competitions.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed (via Twitter) that Newcastle are still ‘interested’ in Henderson. He is ‘one of three’ goalkeepers on their list.

It is said that Man Utd will decide this summer whether to let Henderson out on loan. He would be open to a move as he ‘wants to play as a starter’ in 2022/23.

Elsewhere, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has revealed he is educating himself over the situation in Saudi Arabia after being criticised for refusing to be dragged into football’s ongoing geopolitical debate.

“Anyone that’s seen me work behind the scenes knows that I am…to say ‘football-obsessed’ is an understatement and job-obsessed is an understatement.

“Obviously part of my job now in the modern football management scene is to know what’s going on around the world and I will have to do that.

“But football will have to be and will always be my passion and it will always be the main crux of my job – and I think that’s where my time needs to be spent.”

Howe added: “From my perspective – and I’ve always maintained this – my specialist subject is football. It’s what I know, it’s what I’ve trained to do.

“As soon as I deviate from that into an area where I don’t feel qualified to have a huge opinion, I think I go into dangerous ground, so I prefer to stick to what I believe I know.

“I’m hugely proud to represent this football club and the supporters an the city and I’m trying to create a team the city can be proud of and all my energy is going into that and will continue to.”





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