- Dean Henderson has largely been overlooked at Man United since his return to the club in 2020 from Sheffield United
- The Englishman has found himself playing second fiddle to David de Gea who is currently preferred for goalkeeping duties
- Henderson's lack of game time at Old Trafford has seen him express his desire to depart his boyhood club
Man United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has told interim boss Ralf Rangnick he wants to leave Old Trafford this month.
Henderson is looking to depart United for lack of game time since his return to the club in 2020 after a two-year loan spell at Sheffield United.
The Englishman has found himself playing second fiddle to experienced keeper, David de Gea, who has kept his place between the sticks for the better part of this season.
The duo shared goalkeeping duties last season under Ole Gunnar Solskkjaer, but De Gea has since gained his supremacy this term.
Henderson has failed to make a single start in the Premier League this season, with Metro UK reporting he is no longer willing to bide his time at Old Trafford as he is desperate to make England's World Cup squad.
The shot-stopper was expected to feature in United's fixture against Aston Villa in the FA Cup but missed the clash due to illness.
Rangnick, who succeeded Solskjaer after the Norwegian's sacking has since confirmed Henderson has told him he wants to leave the Theatre of Dreams.
"A couple of weeks ago he asked me [if he could leave] but I told him I’d rather have him stay until the end of the season," said Rangnick disclosed.
"We are very happy with our goalkeepers but if it’s up to me I wouldn’t want him to leave," he added.
It now remains to be seen if United will grant Henderson his desire, with the Englishman sure not to fall short of suitors.
Fernandes denies Barca links
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Bruno Fernandes has hit back at media reports linking him with a possible January exit from Old Trafford.
The Man United playmaker has been linked with a sensational switch to Barcelona, with the Catalan giants desperate to rebuild under Xavi.
However, the Portuguese has clarified he has no intention of dumping United, comparing the transfer gossip to an April Fool's Day joke.