Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson has joined Stockport County on a month-long loan deal. The Premier League giants have now agreed to extend the deal.
The highly talented 18-year-old will continue his development with regular first-team football at the League Two club for another month.
Henderson joins a long list of players out on loan from Manchester United this season.
Other U21 keepers such as Sam Johnstone, Kieran O’Hara and Joel Pereira have sealed loan moves away from Old Trafford earlier this season.
The player confirmed the deal on his twitter account.
Despite being out on loan, Henderson could return to Old Trafford for Europa League games if needed.
The 18-year-old is highly rated by the Manchester United academy coaches and they believe that the player needs to play regularly and, therefore, an extension of the loan move would be highly beneficial for him.
The youngster had an impressive season last year and was shortlisted for United’s Young Player of the Year award.
At six foot two, Henderson provides a commanding presence at the back and is very good with his distribution as well.
The United youth keeper kept eleven clean sheets last season in 25 appearances.
At this stage of his career, he needs to play regularly and although he can do that for Manchester United reserves, he can do that outside of his comfort zone at a higher level with Stockport.