Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has affirmed that Dean Henderson won’t be participating in the Wolverhampton Wanderers match.
This decision arises from Henderson’s ongoing recovery from an injury sustained last season while playing for Nottingham Forest.
Dean Henderson might also find himself remaining at Old Trafford due to the significant movement of goalkeepers. With Tom Heaton sidelined due to injury, Andre Onana could potentially be the sole senior goalkeeper available, making it conceivable for Henderson to stay.
The goalkeeper has been linked to a potential return to Forest, and ten Hag has acknowledged that Henderson is currently lacking in match fitness.
Injury update on Henderson and new signing Hojlund:
“All the others (players struggling with injuries), like Henderson and Hojlund, are quite short but it will take a few weeks,” stated ten Hag.
As previously mentioned, Rasmus Hojlund, who has been dealing with a minor back injury, won’t be partaking in the home game against Gary O’Neill’s Wolves.
According to The Athletic, the Danish striker is expected to be fit for United’s clash against Arsenal, promising an intriguing showdown.
Injury update on Tyrell Malacia:
During the pre-season, the Dutch left-back sustained an injury, allowing Alvaro Fernandez to start matches during the US tour.
Ten Hag, who brought Malacia to the club last summer, provided an update on the left-back’s condition.
“Malacia’s will take some time, the same as Amad (Diallo) and Kobbie (Mainoo), they are impact injuries,” shared the Dutchman during Friday’s press conference.
The absence of the Dutch left-back could create an opportunity for Fernandez to stake his claim as United’s backup left-back, with the potential of challenging Luke Shaw in the future.
The Argentine defender, acquired by United from Real Madrid, may well find a place on the bench on Monday night.