Dean Henderson is better than David DeGea of Manchester United in penalties, see proof

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Dean Henderson had an excellent performance after saving a penalty against West Ham in the Premier League. 

He left Manchester United on loan for Nottingham Forest after failing to cement his place in the starting eleven. 

Erik Ten Hag decided to stick with De Gea for the season even though Dean Henderson saves penalties better than the Spanish goalkeeper. Hence, Henderson had to join Nottingham Forest on loan.

Who Is Dean Henderson?

The English international is a top shot stopper who was born on March 12, 1997. He is 6 ft 2 inches tall. He is the number one goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

The Englishman started his career at Carlisle United, where he spent six years before joining Manchester United.

He has been sent on loan by Manchester United six times.

Dean Henderson
Dean Henderson after saving a penalty

Dean Henderson Career Stats
In the Premier League, Dean made 51 appearances and had 18 clean sheets, 25 wins and 13 losses. He saved the ball from going into the net 148 times. However, Dean conceded 47 goals and made 3 errors, leading to goals.

During his loan move to Shrewsbury Town, he made 48 appearances and conceded 78 goals. Manchester United also loaned him to Grimsby Town. Dean made 7 appearances, conceded 6 goals and made 4 saves.

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Dean Henderson Contract

His contract expires in 2025 after he signed a new five-year deal in 2020. The deal is worth 26 million pounds every year and has an annual average salary of 5.2 million pounds. The Dean deal at Nottingham Forest is also worth 100,000 pounds per week.

Henderson’s Career Success

The goalkeeper has not had quite a nice career as he has always played in the Championship. His success story began after he was awarded goalkeeper of the season by Sheffield United. Other successes were winning the FA Cup title with Manchester United and the U-20 World Cup with England.

Dean Henderson Strength and weakness

Dean is good at saving close-range shots and making penalty saves. He does not get distracted easily and can save a long range shot.

Strikers have always bullied him on set pieces. Managers now see that overcrowding Dean can make him fall easily because of his lack of strength.

He also needs to work on mental strength and focus. Henderson’s ability to maintain focus for long stretches when he is not involved has been called into question.

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Who is David De Gea?

David is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester United and the Spanish national team.

De Gea looking frustrated

His place of birth is Madrid, Spain. The shot stopper is Manchester United’s number one, with an incredible 379 appearances for the club.

De Gea began his playing career at Atletico Madrid, rising through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009, aged 18.

David De Gea’s Career Stats
The Manchester United number one has made 488 appearances in total, conceding 535 goals and 165 clean sheets.

He was also exceptional at Atletico Madrid, with 23 clean sheets and 112 goals conceded. In addition, he started his career at Atletico Madrid B, where he had 10 clean sheets with 38 goals conceded and 35 appearances. For his national team, David has made 111 appearances.

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De Gea


De Gea Contract
Manchester United have officially pinned down David De Gea till 2025, with the goalkeeper being in Erik Ten Hag’s plan this season. He earns 375,000 pounds a week, with a 19.5 million pound annual salary. Due to his contract with Manchester United, he is the richest goalkeeper in the world.

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De Gea’s Success Career
He won the English Premier League, the Europa League, the English FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, and three Community Shields with Manchester United.

In addition, he was named Manchester United player of the year on three different occasions. Before De Gea left Atletico Madrid, he won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

On the national level, he helped Spain win the European Under-21 trophy in 2011 and 2013. He won the under-17 European Championship in 2007.


De Gea’s Strength and Weaknesses
His reflection, ability to save with his legs and concentration are his major strengths. He is very weak at commanding the 18-yard box and makes it very difficult for defenders to proceed, also conceding easily from set pieces.

Another problem is the inability to play from the back and poor long passes.

Penalty records of both goalkeeper

Dean Henderson – 9 penalties saved – 17 penalties faced – 53% penalty save percentage

David DeGea – 7 penalties saved – 45 penalties faced – 16% penalty save percentage

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