West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is urging former Manchester United teammate Dean Henderson to leave Old Trafford.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is urging former Manchester United teammate Dean Henderson to leave Old Trafford.

Johnstone left Old Trafford in July 2018 after 15 years associated with Manchester United and has not missed a single league game for the Baggies since.

He told the Goalkeepers’ Union podcast: “I couldn’t think of anything worse than being there (at Old Trafford) and not playing. You want to be playing as a ‘keeper.

“I was asked last week whether I missed United. I said ‘no’. I’m playing in the Premier League with West Brom. Deano had a great loan spell at Sheffield United, I can’t see him happy sitting down; all Dean wants to do is keep playing. It’s stalled.


“Dean’s very young, he probably has to be patient but how long is your career? It flies by. I was probably too patient leaving at 25 – it’s a tough situation. I’m sure he is working hard every day. You train all week to play on a Saturday. That’s what you are in football for.

“It will be difficult for him to be No 1, everyone knows what De Gea is capable of. United is such a big club and the pressure there is massive. You are fighting the best keepers all over the world.”

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