Manchester United fans hail Dean Henderson show

Manchester United fans have praised Dean Henderson after his performance against AC Milan in the Europa League draw.

The young keeper was not tested thoroughly in a direct sense as the defense held on, but it was all the other things he did that put everything at ease.

Henderson certainly made at least one remarkable save, but what fans appreciated was how often he relieved pressure from his defenders.

The talented Englishman is adept at claiming the ball from dangerous crosses and comfortable rushing out of his line to sweep away any balls that are played behind his defense.

These two aspects in particular are not something of the first choice that David de Gea does often and therefore fans appreciated Henderson even more for it.

There’s a growing theory that Henderson isn’t great just because of the type of goalie he is, but also because of how he tends to improve the appearance of defenders ahead of him.

It looks like the academy’s product covers all the weaknesses in the defense, leaving Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, who have come under frequent criticism this season, to gain a lot of praise themselves.

Suddenly the Manchester United defense has looked reassured lately and that may be a coincidence or because of the inclusion of Henderson.

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