Dean Henderson near Nottingham Forest, Daniel Bachmann to replace him. News

Dean Henderson does not appear to be warming up the bench at Manchester United next season.

The 25-year-old looked poised to start as United’s number one start last season, but a long fight against Covid meant he missed the start of the season.

This gave David de Gea the chance to re-occupy his seat and he used that opportunity with open arms, embarking on one of the best seasons of his career in which he won the Player of the Year award.

This has left a dissatisfied and ambitious Henderson who is languishing on the sidelines. The January loan deal was rejected, which frustrated the Whitehaven man even more.

Now it looks like United will finally let England, who are hoping to leave, and a deal with the newly promoted Nottingham Forest is near.

According to transfer guru Fabriziano Romano, the only obstacle to the deal is the possible amount of the call option, which has been negotiated at around £ 20m.

Romano says the option can be left out entirely, making it a regular loan.

United will pay some of his salary.

With Lee Grant also departing this month, only Tom Heaton remains as support for De Gea at the club.

And according to AthleticAs Laurie Whitwell says, the club is in two sentences as to whether they think the 36-year-old will provide enough cover or should he strengthen.

“Tom Heaton is believed to be more than fit for second place, but United could enter the market with Daniel Bachmann of Watford for £ 2 million to £ 4 million,” says Whitwell.

The 27-year-old supports former Red Ben Foster at Watford and has played 41 games at Vicarage Road.

The fall of the Hornets means they will want to cut wages, which means the Austrian should be available at a reduced price.

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