Manchester United are reportedly considering a new loan move for Cumbrian keeper Dean Henderson.

The Whitehaven star has made three first-team appearances this season but David De Gea remains first choice.

England prospect Henderson may now be considered for a temporary departure from Old Trafford according to ESPN.

The former Carlisle United academy player had two successful seasons with Sheffield United and went into this campaign hoping to unseat De Gea.

He has appeared twice in the Carabao Cup, impressing with clean sheets against Luton and Brighton, and once in the Champions League when Man Utd lost 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir, but Ole Gunna Solskjaer has so far kept faith with Spaniard De Gea in the Premier League.

Henderson, who signed a new deal in the summer and is rated highly by the Red Devils, has made little secret of his wish to be playing regular first-team football.

He caught the eye at Bramall Lane last season when he kept 13 clean sheets in his maiden top-flight season.

He is pushing for a first senior England cap with Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope his main rivals for the position, Henderson currently with Gareth Southgate's squad ahead of games against the Republic of Ireland, Iceland and Belgium.

Last month England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton said Henderson deserved his chance in the Man Utd first team.