Should Manchester United have concerns loaning Leeds Dean Henderson?

Marc Albrighton of Leicester City and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson of Leeds United in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King...

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan this summer.

Dean Henderson of Shrewsbury Town celebrates as Alex Rodman of Shrewsbury Town scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final between Rotherham United and...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror earlier this week, Leeds are interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan this summer with the 21-year-old ready to sign a new contract at Old Trafford.

The Whites certainly need to address their goalkeeper situation during this window. One year ago, Rob Green was coming to the end of a superb first season at Elland Road but was about to be replaced by Felix Wiedwald with Andy Lonergan arriving as the German's understudy as Green left for Huddersfield Town.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United makes a save from Lewis Grabban of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13,...

After a superb run of results initially, it became abundantly obvious that Wiedwald was not going to be able to give the back four the same confidence that Green provided the previous year. The 28-year-old has now been dropped twice and it would be a surprise if he played another game for the club, while Lonergan is similarly unlikely to get another run as number one having struggled when he was given a chance.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell was hugely impressive when given a shot during the final weeks of the campaign, but it would be a risk for Leeds to go into next season with plans to have the academy graduate as the first-choice. 

Henderson therefore, would be a decent addition to the Whites' squad if he ended up joining. The youngster was superb with Shrewsbury in League One this past season and looks ready to step up. 

Leeds United's English defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (R) vies with Leicester City's English midfielder Marc Albrighton during the English League Cup fourth round football match...

But while Leeds may be hoping that they can be the ones to hand him that chance, Manchester United would be forgiven for being reluctant to send the prospect to the Yorkshire side.

Last summer, the Premier League side agreed a season-long loan deal with Leeds for Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, but the deal was ultimately cancelled in January with the left-back making just one league appearance for the Whites as Thomas Christiansen quickly decided that he would prefer to use makeshift options in his position instead.

Borthwick-Jackson previously struggled to make the grade in a disappointing Wolves side and has not exactly proved Leeds wrong since returning to his parent club, but the lack of opportunities - especially after what seemed to be an impressive league debut against Preston North End - seemed somewhat bizarre.

And as it would be highly likely that the fans would struggle to convincingly split Henderson and Peacock-Farrell if they were both on Leeds' books next term, there may perhaps be no guarantees that Henderson would get the first-team football that he is looking for if he joined the Whites, so perhaps Manchester United should look to send him elsewhere.

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