Dean Henderson has been given a ‘wake-up call’ after errors in Burnley win and is ‘still learning and maturing’ at Manchester United, admits boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 to close the gap on leaders Manchester City
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Dean Henderson has been ‘given a wake-up call’
- He concede goals against Wood, which was later disallowed, and Tarkowski
- As a result, the United boss has said Henderson is ‘still learning and maturing’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Dean Henderson has been ‘given a wake-up call’ following his under-whelming performance against Burnley on Sunday.
Manchester United beat the visitors 3-1 to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to eight points thanks to brace from Mason Greenwood and a late strike from Edinson Cavani.
However, Solskjaer says the England goalkeeper ‘is still learning and maturing’ after his erratic display saw him concede goals against Chris Wood – which was disallowed for offside – and James Tarkowski.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Dean Henderson has been ‘given a wake-up call’ after Burnley
It was barely 10 seconds into the game when Henderson dashed out of his goal to claim a long ball forward from Matt Lowton.
The England international was beaten to the chase by Wood, who headed home Burnley’s opening goal before being denied for offside.
While early in the second half, Henderson conceded an equaliser to Tarkowski moments after Greenwood’s opener – leaving United scrambling for a winner.
Speaking after the game, Solskjaer told The BBC: ‘The first one is a wake-up call for him, he’s a proactive keeper and luckily he was offside so another win and Dean is still learning and maturing.’
Solskjaer says Henderson ‘is still learning and maturing’ after his erratic display in their 3-1 win
He concede goals against Chris Wood, which was disallowed for offside, and James Tarkowski
He added: ‘You never know [against Burnley], anything can happen in either box. Any time they get a cross in with their quality you’ve got your heart in your mouth.
‘We built some pressure, especially down the left, wanted to do the right things and we got the goals we wanted.’
Solskjaer was, however, impressed with Greenwood’s performance after he not only opened the scoring for United but put the Red Devils ahead again after Henderson’s mistake.
His second goal came in the 84th minute after he latched onto Paul Pogba’s pass and cut inside of Charlie Taylor to release a rocket of a shot that deflected off Jack Cork to beat Peacock-Farrell at his near post.
Solskjaer was, however, impressed with Greenwood’s performance after he scored a brace
Solskjaer said he has ‘worked hard on the training ground and is reaping the rewards’
Speaking of Greenwood’s performance, Solskjaer said: ‘Very happy for him [Mason Greenwood]. He’s mixing up his game. He goes inside and outside, he’s maturing all the time. It’s lovely to see,’ he said.
‘He’s put the work in on the training ground and reaps the rewards. Last season he was young, now he’s had almost two seasons in the first team.
‘Especially in the last three or four months I’ve seen how mature he is on the training ground and he plays with maturity and understanding. He’s very creative but plays simple when he has to.’
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