'The Toughest 12 Months Of My Career': Henderson Calls Man United Treatment 'Criminal'

'The Toughest 12 Months Of My Career': Henderson Calls Man United Treatment 'Criminal'

Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan from Man United this summer and has now opened up about his time at the club over the past year.

"To be honest, it has probably been the toughest 12 months of my career.

"It was frustrating, because I turned down so many good loans last summer for that reason, and they would not let me go."

"The conversation I had coming out of the Euros squad was: 'You're coming back here to be the number one.'

"I got Covid-19, came back, so I should have still been the number one but then nobody followed through with what they had told me.

"To sit there for 12 months, it is criminal really, at my age. I was fuming. I told the hierarchy that I need to be playing football and to let me go, and I was almost gone before the manager [Erik ten Hag] came through the door. I have not spoken to him since.

"I worked hard on and off the pitch to keep improving day in, day out, and now I am looking forward to the season with Nottingham Forest."

To be fair to Henderson, Man United's handling of several players has not been the best over the past season as we also saw Jesse Lingard suffer a similar fate.

He had a great spell at West Ham, after which he was denied a move back to the Hammers in January only to be benched for the rest of the season at United.

Source: BBC Sport

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