Dean Henderson‘s explosive outburst against Manchester United has NOT gone down well with their fans.
Henderson has slammed Man United for their ‘criminal’ treatment of him last season, claiming he had been told that he would be the No.1.
The 25-year-old was left ‘fuming’ with the false promises as he played back-up to David De Gea last season.
Henderson, who has joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal, made his feelings known in a bombshell interview.
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “To be quite honest with you, it’s probably been the toughest 12 months of my career. It’s been tough, it’s been hard and I’m so happy I’ve come out the other end of it now.
“The conversation I had, coming out of the Euros squad (with England), was that you’re coming back here (to United) to be the No 1 goalkeeper.
“I got Covid, then unfortunately no-one followed through with anything they told me.
“It’s frustrating as well, because I turned so many good loans down last summer for that reason and they wouldn’t let me go. To sit there and waste 12 months is criminal, really, at my age. I was fuming.”
Asked if he had spoken to Erik ten Hag before securing a loan move away from Old Trafford ahead of the new season, Henderson replied: “No. I didn’t want him to see me in training. Because I knew that he probably wanted to keep me.
“So, I told the hierarchy that I need to play football, I don’t want to be here and play second fiddle.”
Needless to say, the England goalkeeper’s words weren’t well received among the Man United faithful.
One tweeted: “This is what annoys me about the modern day footballer – they think it’s acceptable to speak out like this against their employer. I wouldn’t get away with it. He’s only on loan! If he had left I wouldn’t have an issue with it. It totally lacks professionalism.”
A second wrote: “Sense of entitlement. Good riddance!! He shouldn’t even think of coming back. No wonder the Club got nowhere with this lot in the dressing room.”
A third added: “With these comments it’s unlikely you’ll be back pal.”
Henderson has enjoyed loan spells at Stockport County, Grimsby Town, Shrewsbury Town and Sheffield United during his time at Man United.
He played 26 games in all competitions in the 2020/21 campaign, ending the term as first choice.
But he only made three appearances in all competitions last season.
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