Manchester United have completed the signing of teenage Carlisle United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. The 14 year old, who was at the Cumbrian club’s Centre of Excellence, has been tipped as one for the future and United scouts have been sufficiently impressed by the youngster’s talent to persuade Sir Alex Ferguson to thrash out a compensation package for the teen with Carlisle. The deal was agreed on Friday and Henderson has now joined the Red Devils on a two year contract.
Carlisle’s head of youth Eric Kinder said that Henderson was one of the best young goalkeepers he had worked with and added that United had landed a real gem in the youngster.
United are not the only club to have shown interest in Henderson, with Chelsea and Newcastle also keeping tabs on the youngster’s progress.
Henderson will join the famed Manchester United academy, which is currently headed by Brian McClair.