Man United Goalkeeper Dean Henderson set to extend loan deal at Sheffield United

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson celebrates their victory after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will finish the Premier League season on loan at Sheffield united.

The England Under-21 international keeper is close to agreeing an extension from United until the current campaign ends, and it could be done before the Blades restart the Premier League with a game at Aston Villa on Wednesday.

The Blades and United are both competing for Champions League football, but it appears as though United are prioritising Henderson's development.

Blades boss Wilder said: "I spoke to Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) yesterday morning. I thanked him for his co-operation with Dean and we are in the process, in the next couple of days, of finalising Dean's stay with us until the end of the season.

"Their manager was brilliant and was very pro to Dean staying and delighted in terms of what Dean has produced for us and what we have done for Dean as well. That can't go unmissed.

"We have had initial early conversations (to him coming back next season). Of course we would be open to Dean coming back but I have got huge respect for Manchester United and the football club.

"I have always gone on record as saying he is a Manchester United player and they will make the decision based on what is best for themselves and for Dean. If there is an opportunity we would love to take that up."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has high hopes for Henderson, and sees the keeper as a future number one for both United and England.

"Dean has made some great choices over the years and has developed fantastically," Solskjaer told The Mirror. "We're looking at that in terms of where he's going to be next season, but as yet that has not been decided.

"This season has proved a great experience for him, he's done himself some favours with his performances, and proved he will be England's No 1 and Man United's No 1 at some point."

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