Cumbrian star Dean Henderson enjoyed another outstanding day in his bid to secure the long-term No1 position at Manchester United.

The Whitehaven-born goalkeeper impressed as the Red Devils came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1.

It saw ex-Carlisle United academy player Henderson again get the nod in the Premier League over David De Gea.

He responded with a number of good saves and other confident contributions between the posts.

The 24-year-old is making a serious case to be the regular first-choice keeper at Old Trafford.

And he is doing his claims no harm, according to ex-Man Utd star Gary Neville.

He said on Sky Sports: "I've been impressed with Henderson.

"It's a big ask. I think it's the job most scrutinised in football, Manchester United's number 1.

'He's a young goalkeeper, but in the first five or 10 games he's played he's been really confident, really sure. You have to have courage to play that position full stop."

Red Devils legend Roy Keane said he believes boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer "sees Dean Henderson as his number one now."

He added: "He’s given him a run of games - okay, he played De Gea in the week, which was a comfortable game - [but] he’s given Dean his trust in him now to play in the big games.

"He’s certainly going to get until the end of the season, unless he has a complete disaster, so I think De Gea is under huge pressure now to try and get his position back in the team.”

Paul Scholes also said this week that Henderson - whose first-team progress at Man Utd also benefits Carlisle financially - now appears to be No1 at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer, before the Spurs game, said he had opted to pick Henderson because the Cumbrian "has had good momentum, he’s played really well, so we carried on with him.

"David played well in Granada, he kept a clean sheet, but he played Thursday night and with travel and everything, Dean had more of a rest and we felt we’d put him in goal today.”

Spurs led through Heung-Min Son but Man Utd fought back to beat Jose Mourinho's side with goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood at Tottenham Hotspure Stadium.