Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson joined Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan deal in order to get first team experience.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper spent the previous season at Grimsby Town, making seven appearances and allowing six goals with four clean sheets. Move to Shrewsbury is a step forward for the youngster who played his part in England’s U20 World Cup victory a month ago in South Korea, having started in a 1-1 draw with Guinea.
Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst already worked with Henderson at Grimsby and is delighted to team up with him again. Dean is also excited about the move: “I’m delighted to come here and be reunited with Doigy and the Gaffer,” Henderson said. “I had a few options, but from my point of the view the interest the Gaffer has shown in me was massive. For the last six months now he’s been onto me saying he wants me here this season and being wanted is a great feeling, so I’m really delighted,” he added.
“I could have gone to a lot of League Two clubs this year, but I had to show that development and go into the next league. You’ve got to show the progression and I’m obviously delighted to come here,” Henderson concluded.
Dean became Shrewsbury’s eight signing of this transfer window and he is the second player who left Man United on loan after Regan Poole’s move to Northampton Town. Henderson began his career at Carlisle United and spent six years there before joined the Man United Academy at the age of 14. He is yet to make a senior debut for the Red Devils but he was on the bench in last year’s FA Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers.