Frank McAvennie has claimed Dean Henderson “won’t go back” to Man United after his loan spell at Nottingham Forest.
Speaking exclusively to Coolbaze, the former West Ham striker said Henderson won’t be able to take the place of David de Gea next season.
The 25-year-old saved a penalty for Forest in their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday (28 August).
— Dean Henderson (@deanhenderson) August 28, 2022
The shot stopper has saved two penalties in four appearances this season.
On 2 July, United confirmed Henderson had joined the newly promoted side on loan for the 2022-23 season.
McAvennie suggested the former England international has burned too many bridges to return to Old Trafford.
“I don’t think he’s going to go back,” he told Coolbaze.
“It’s a strange one. I was at Celtic and left to go on loan because I’d had a go at the manager because he just didn’t like me. He [Henderson] said he was treated terribly because he wasn’t getting a game so I can’t see him going back to be honest.
“He’s a good keeper but, on his day, De Gea is better. He’s going to get a lot of practice when he’s playing for Nottingham Forest.
“It’s not just about being a goalkeeper. Sometimes, being at a big club that has the ball most of the time, you’re not called in to do anything. I like him as a goalkeeper but I don’t think he’s better than De Gea. He spit the dummy out because he wasn’t getting a game so I can’t see him going back.“