‘That’s how football works’ – Jordan lashes out at Man Utd keeper’s ‘indulgent whine’

Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson watches a ball. Credit: PA Images

Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson watches a ball. Credit: PA Images

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan is the latest person to lash out at Dean Henderson’s interview, criticizing Man Utd and their handling of him.

Henderson looked like he’d won the race to be the Red Devils’ number one seed at the end of the 2020-21 season, ending the campaign at the net.

However, with Henderson suffering from Covid-19, David de Gea jumped at his chance to start in goal last season and the Spaniard didn’t lose his place for the rest of the season.

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Henderson is now on loan at newly promoted Nottingham Forest with the England international expected to play a big part in their attempts to survive.

And in an interview at his new club, Henderson decided to slam Man Utd for taking back his promises to him.

Henderson tells talkSPORT: “To be honest, it was probably the toughest 12 months of my career. The conversation I had after the Euro squad was, ‘You’re coming back here to be No1.’

“I got COVID, came back so I should still have been number 1 but then unfortunately nobody followed what they told me. It was frustrating because last summer I turned down so many good loans for this reason and they wouldn’t let me go.

“To sit and waste 12 months is really criminal, at my age I was angry.”

Opinions are divided on Henderson’s comments, with some people defending him, claiming it’s refreshing to hear a player speak so honestly – but he made us agree with Danny Mills.

And Jordan considers his comments an “indulgent whine” as he believes Man Utd goalkeeper De Gea deserves to stay in the net over Henderson.

Jordan tells talkSPORT: “It’s refreshing to see a player wanting to play. There is also an element of us that is very critical of players spouting nonsense in press conferences and behaving robotically.

“Then there’s something about the whining and nagging of a footballer who hasn’t been well and talking about the worst year of his life because things haven’t gone the way he wanted them to.

“There’s an element of engaging your mouth and your brain at the same time and looking at the reality of how people perceive this.

“You had the opportunity to be the Man United goalkeeper. They’ve been sidelined due to football – injuries, COVID, you name it. The guy that came in played really well so he kept his place. That’s how football works.

“For turning this into a four-act play about how awful it is for you, how tragic it is, how people have misrepresented things to you, and how the world hasn’t worked the way you made it out to be to wish for…that shouldn’t be the ideal for what we consider refreshing.

“It’s a smug whine.”

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