Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson is planning to quit the club on loan on January after failing to displace the Spain international David De Gea as the Red Devils’ first choice.

The 23-year-old star returned to Old Trafford in the summer after a two-year loan stint with Sheffield United, where his displays earned him a call-up to the England set-up.

Dean’s decision to return was based partly on the major dip in form suffered by David in the last 18 months, with Dean believing he had a one-shot chance of capitalising on the Spaniard’s showings.

However, the Englishman’s return has had the opposite effect on David, with the former Atletico Madrid keeper recapturing his best form this season because of the added competition on his place.

Henderson felt a return to the side would boost his chances of being named his country’s no.1 but the goalkeeper is now concerned about his spot in the roster and knows he needs senior team football to guarantee a spot under Gareth Southgate.

The young stopper has therefore decided he needs a loan transfer in the January transfer to boost his chances of making England’s squad and the Sun state Henderson is looking at potential clubs to join.

Everton were linked with a swoop for Henderson in the summer, while Chelsea were also believed to be interested.

Frank Lampard’s side are unlucky to launch a move following their signing of Edouard Mendy and Old Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would rather not help a direct rival like Everton.