DEAN HENDERSON – currently on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United – has been dubbed as a future England No 1.

However, United's clash against Sheffield has raised questions over whether the future international keeper will be playing or be sitting on the bench.

The keeper has impressed during his short time with Blades, showing off his shot-stopping skills with a superb save to deny Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis.

He's even garnered the praise of his parent club manager, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting that the young keeper's development should earn him an England spot soon enough.

Will Dean Henderson play against Manchester United?

Dean Henderson will NOT play against Manchester United for Sheffield United.

As a loanee he has to sit the fixture out even though he's excelled during his temporary spell at the club.

The keeper is joint-top of the clean sheets table along with Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, having earned promotion with the Blades last year.

Can loanees play against their parent club?

Most of the time, loanees will have a clause in their contract saying that they won't be allowed to play against their parent club.

However, there have been exceptions to this rule in the past.

When Martin Odegaard was loaned to Real Sociedad under Zinedine Zidane , there was no "fear clause" put in his contract.

Los Blancos were happy to let their loaned player play against them but they probably didn't expect him to score a goal and provide an assist during the Copa Del Ray quarter-final at the Bernabeu.

Henderson and his rise with Sheffield

Henderson has made a huge impact with Sheffield United since joining, and has attracted the attention of Chelsea who were supposedly willing to put down £50million for the acclaimed keeper.

The offer looks tempting as ever, as the Blues are likely to be playing in the Champions League next season.

Henderson is well aware that he's likely to be loaned out again if he signs a new United deal but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has his eyes on the keeper and is keen to give him some first team football.

However SunSport exclusively revealed United have offered a lucrative new contract to Henderson, who dreams of being England’s No1 at next summer’s Euro finals.

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