Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder watched Whitehaven-born goalkeeper Dean Henderson excel against Norwich then proclaimed he expects the goalkeeper to make his England debut later this month.

Henderson, on loan at Bramall Lane from Manchester United, has impressed in his first Premier League campaign and there have been calls for him to get his chance at international level.

The 22-year-old underlined his credentials again on Saturday with a world-class piece of goalkeeping late in the game against Norwich to preserve his side's 1-0 lead. Called into action for the first time with 11 minutes remaining, Henderson produced a superb triple save.

Emiliano Buendia's corner was met with a thumping header by Ben Godfrey but, under pressure from Mario Vrancic sliding in, Henderson got down by his post to make the save, before reacting to keep out Vrancic's effort on his line.

The rebound fell to Josip Drmic and he looked certain to equalise, but Henderson was there again with lightning-fast reactions.

Wilder thinks Henderson, who received his first senior call-up for the Three Lions in October following an injury to Tom Heaton, will get a chance to impress when Gareth Southgate names his squad for the friendlies against Italy and Denmark at the end of March.

"He's not had a great deal to do and then he's made some important saves, but that's what the best ones do. Dean, in my opinion, is one of the best," said the Blades boss. "He has had a fantastic season and he has a big 10 games to play and hopefully some more cup games and I would be very, very surprised if he is not named in the upcoming England squad.

"I'm sure he will be and I'm sure he will get an opportunity in one of the two games as well. He's got everything to play for.

"He has matured and his concentration levels are fantastic, as we saw today. He's got a huge desire to take his game to the very top. He's a confident boy but he backs it up."

Henderson has now become just the fourth English goalkeeper – and the second West Cumbrian – to keep 10 or more Premier League clean sheets in a season while under the age of 23.

Scott Carson – who grew up in Cleator Moor – also achieved the feat, along with Joe Hart and Jack Butland.