Along with the rest of his Sheffield United teammates, Dean Henderson has enjoyed a fine start to life in the Premier League.
The Blades have managed 13 points from their opening 10 games and sit level with the likes of Manchester United and West Ham in joint-seventh place.
Given that Chris Wilder’s men have scored just nine goals so far – the Premier League’s third-lowest amount – Sheffield United owe their current placing to their rock-solid defence.
In fact, no side has conceded fewer than their eight goals so far, with Henderson playing a huge role in that with four clean sheets and 29 saves so far.
Two of those clean sheets were earned in October, where Henderson conceded just one goal in three games and performed well enough to become the first goalkeeper this season to be nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award.
In fact, the last goalkeeper to be nominated for this award at all was Tom Heaton way back in January. If Henderson were to scoop the prize, he’d be the first goalkeeper to do so since Fraser Forster in February 2016 and just the 10th overall in his position.
Henderson’s form saw him called up to Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad for the first time last month, while the Manchester United loanee will hope his form at Bramall Lane this season will help improve his chances upon returning to Old Trafford at the end of the season.
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