MANY Manchester United fans are happy for David De Gea to be sold after hailing Dean Henderson's wondershow in England Under-21s' last-gasp loss against France.
After Henderson foiled United target Moussa Dembele's penalty and one-on-one effort, supporters suggested Old Trafford chiefs should "cash in" on unsettled Spain keeper De Gea.
2 Dean Hhenderson impressed Man Utd fans but failed to save England U-21s from a last-gaps Euro 2019 loss to FranceCredit: Getty – Contributor
France missed a second spot-kick after Phil Foden's magical opener for England, but Jonathan Ikone and Aaron Wan-Bissaka's stoppage-time own goal sunk the ten-man Lion Cubs in their Euro 2019 opener.
United fans, though, focused on Henderson's impressive display – after the 22-year-old had helped Sheffield United into the Premier League during his season on loan in the Championship.
One tweet read: "Henderson is solid!!! I'd honestly let De Gea go if he isnt committed and let Hendo be #1"
Another said: "Ask De Gea if he wants to stay on a good deal and if he wants over £300k you move him on. He can't go into next season on the same deal.
"Sell De Gea and Lukaku. Add the funds to other areas. Promote Henderson and play Martial upfront. Invest in midfield."
And the bluntest assessment was this: "A one armed Henderson would be no worse than calamity De Gea."
Henderson himself has suggested next season should be his breakthrough term at the highest level.
He recently said: “Whether that is at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance.
“It’s a tough one to say where. But do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do.
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“I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way."
Some tweets, though, argued that Henderson was not quite ready to be United No 1.
One such message read: "Involves not signing another goalkeeper. If De Gea leaves this summer give Romero a full season and send Henderson on loan to Sheffield again."