Man Utd change Dean Henderson plan – with knock-on effect for Sergio Romero

Manchester United are reportedly considering a change of plan for Dean Henderson – which could have a knock-on effect for Sergio Romero.

Henderson has made three starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side this season after he returned to Old Trafford following an impressive loan spell with Sheffield United.

But the 23-year-old has been told by Gareth Southgate he needs to play more if he hopes to challenge Jordan Pickford for the England No1 spot at next summer's Euro 2020 finals.

With David de Gea ahead of him in the United goalkeeping pecking order, Henderson may have to move in January if he wants to get more game time under his belt ahead.

And United are considering letting him go out on loan in the new year, according to ESPN.

But that would have an effect on United's plans for Romero, who reportedly wants to leave in January after being left out of Solskjaer's Premier League and Champions League squads.

He was heavily linked with a United exit in the summer, with Everton having been keen on a move for the goalkeeper.

But United did not let him leave, and the Argentine has been demoted to fourth choice, with Lee Grant having been third-choice keeper this season.

However, if Henderson goes out on loan, the club may decide they need to hold on to Romero until his contract expires at the end of this season.

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With United still competing on four fronts, they could end up playing more than 60 games this season – and Solskjaer will need experienced back-up to De Gea.

Grant has only made two first-team appearances in two-and-a-half years.

So Romero – who has played 61 times since arriving at Old Trafford in 2015 – could be the man Solskjaer turns to if he needs a stand-in for a big game.

Romero's wife, Eliana Guercio, hit out at United on the final day of the transfer window, urging them to let the goalkeeper leave and demanding respect for his comitment to the club over the past five years.

United value Romero at between £8million and £10m. He could leave the club for free next summer when his contract expires – although United do have the option to extend his stay by another 12 months.

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