Why isn’t Dean Henderson playing for Nottingham Forest against Man Utd?

    DEAN HENDERSON will be gutted that he is not allowed to play against Manchester United as the face Nottingham Forest.

    The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Old Trafford before putting his name on the map as one of the best English goalkeepers.

    Dean Henderson has had an impressive season

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    Dean Henderson has had an impressive seasonCredit: EPA

    His loan spells at Sheffield United saw Henderson believe that he had earned his way to be the number one at Manchester United.

    However, after failing to displace David De Gea, he finds himself at Nottingham Forest and will NOT be able to face United.

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    Why isn’t Dean Henderson playing for Nottingham Forest against Man Utd?

    Eagle eyed fans will have noticed that Henderson is not taking to the pitch against the Red Devils.

    While he will be gutted he cannot prove himself against Erik ten Hag’s side, he was aware of this before the season.

    Dean Henderson in action for Nottingham Forest

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    Dean Henderson in action for Nottingham ForestCredit: Getty

    Henderson opted to join Steve Cooper’s Forest on a season-long loan.

    And the terms of any loan deal within the same league means that the loanee cannot feature against his parent club.

    We have seen this several times in the past, including when current Forest and former United player Jesse Lingard was on loan at West Ham in the past.

    This is only a rule for the Premier League, whereas if Forest faced United in the League Cup (which is a possibility, with both sides in the last-8), the Red Devils could give dispensation for Henderson to play against them.

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