I’m not a huge fan of Victor Lindelöf and Harry Maguire as a partnership with CB, but there’s no doubt about that now that they’re much better off with Dean Henderson behind them. All 3 were still very good tonight.
Henderson feels so much more solid / reliable. Hasn’t been and probably won’t be pulling out a DDG-saved highlight reel, but you trust him to handle whatever he’s supposed to do, and that’s fine … relaxing
Brilliant victory for Utd. Big goal from a guy we missed and I never thought I’d say it in September. A guy who has been criticized for his contributions to big games, so thank him where it’s due today. Henderson also looked like a Utd keeper tonight. Very happy.
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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