Dean Henderson has told Manchester United that if he can’t topple David de Gea as the No 1 goalkeeper of the club, he will seek a leave

Henderson has returned to Old Trafford after spending on loan at Sheffield United last season.

Also recently the England keeper signed a new five year deal worth £120,000 a week.

“It wouldn’t be clever for me to sit around and not play football, I don’t think it would help any parties at all. “I’m not going to improve just sitting on the bench.

I need that game-time. I feel like a new signing at United. I haven’t been in the building for five years. I’ve had a lot of time away.”

 United will play three games in the Premier League before the October 5 transfer window closes-a period that will prove decisive as Henderson weighs his future.