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Agent: 'Dean Henderson will do whatever it takes to be Man United number one'

Football agent David Lee tells Sports Mole that Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will "do whatever it takes" to usurp David de Gea as number one.

Football agent David Lee has told Sports Mole that Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will "do whatever it takes" to usurp David de Gea as the club's number one.

Henderson has enjoyed two fruitful seasons out on loan at Sheffield United, helping the Blades to promotion from the Championship and then a top-half finish in their first campaign back in the top flight.

The 23-year-old has since returned to his parent club and signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford, but he has made no secret of his demands for first-team football.

Incumbent number one De Gea has made a number of high-profile errors in recent seasons and has seen his place come under scrutiny as a result, and David Lee from the Stellar Group agency which represents Henderson believes that the Englishman has the ability to succeed the Spaniard as first choice.

"I don't think they're offering him a five-year deal without thinking that he can. Obviously you've got a world-class goalkeeper as number one for Manchester United. He's made a few mistakes, let's be fair, but he's still a top, top goalkeeper, still a world-class goalkeeper," Lee told Sports Mole.

"Maybe Henderson coming in might make De Gea raise his game and there are two ways to look at it for Man United, but he's got the potential to be Man United goalkeeper for sure. He's another player who believes he should be playing for Man Utd right now, so it's not going to faze him, he'll just rise to that.

"There are some players that, when you think of them playing for a big club you worry about them - can they take that pressure every week? But Dean would have no problem with that, he's a confident boy.

"He's ready, he wants to push people. I'm sure they're good friends in training and have a good working relationship but Dean will be focused on getting that number one spot that's for sure and he'll do whatever it takes to get it."

Henderson kept 13 clean sheets in 36 Premier League games for Sheffield United last season.

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