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74% save success: If it is not at Manchester United, 22-year-old must be given a shot at another PL club

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Sheffield United confirmed their return to the Premier League over the weekend and boy has it been well deserved. 

Chris Wilder has crafted one of the hardest working teams the second-tier has seen, giving the likes of seemingly past it players along the way, and has reaped the rewards as a result.

A 2-0 win against Ipswich Town followed by Aston Villa holding Leeds to a draw on Sunday was enough to edge them over the line with a game to spare.

Whilst the likes of Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick have often stolen the headlines along the way, the key to the Blades success has come at the back.

In 45 games, the club’s backline has let just 39 goals slip past them, the best record in the Championship with only Barnsley having conceded fewer in the entire Football League.

The likes of John Egan, Jack O’Connell and Chris Basham have all earned their spot in the big time, but what about the man behind them?

Dean Henderson arrived at Bramall Lane in the summer having impressed with Shrewsbury Town in League One.

He now comes towards the end of his Blades stint surely ready to make the step-up to the Premier League.

21 clean sheets is impressive enough, but the statistic that truly emphasises the 22-year-old’s individual class in a save success rate of 74%.

His pass success of 41% is very decent for a goalkeeper and surely shows that he is perfectly suited to the style transformation the top-flight is going through, with the likes of Ederson and Allison constantly lauded for their ability with the ball at their feet.

If it is not for his parent club Manchester United, then it must be for another Premier League club because Hendo is ready.


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Article title: 74% save success: If it is not at Manchester United, 22-year-old must be given a shot at another PL club

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