Dean Henderson out of Manchester United training camp after contracting Covid-19

Solskjaer's team begin their 2021-22 season against Leeds United on August 14

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is set to miss the club's training camp in Scotland due to the after-effects of contracting Covid-19, the club said on Monday.

Henderson, 24, is continuing to recover from fatigue as a result of testing positive for the virus three weeks ago, the club said in a statement, adding that "he is expected to be training again soon".

He made 26 appearances for United last season and was called up to England's European Championship squad in June, but was forced to withdraw following a hip injury.

Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, whose long-established run as number one is under serious threat from Henderson, did join up with the squad at the camp in Scotland on Monday following his post-Euros break.

De Gea started 36 matches last season and Henderson 25 but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to be leaning towards preferring the latter for the start of the new campaign.

New signing Tom Heaton and Lee Grant have played in United's warm-up matches so far. United start their 2021-22 season on August 14 against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Updated: August 2nd 2021, 5:33 PM
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