Whitehaven shot-stopper Dean Henderson will remain with Sheffield United until the end of the season.

Henderson's loan deal at Bramall Lane has been extended after talks between the Blades and his parent club Manchester United.

The Cumbrian, who spent time in the youth ranks at Carlisle United, was originally due to return to Old Trafford at the end of June.

But the two sides have agreed that the keeper can stay with Sheffield, where he has spent the last two seasons on loan and is one of their key players.

The 23-year-old has been hitting the headlines recently as speculation mounts over whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want him back with the Red Devils next term. And he has also attracted attention from England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the rearranged Euros campaign for 2021.

Solskjaer said recently that he is confident Henderson will be the first choice for the keeper's jersey for both England and Manchester United in the future.

“Dean has made some great choices over the years and has developed fantastically,” Solskjaer told the Mirror. “We’re looking at that in terms of where he’s going to be next season, but as yet that has not been decided.

“This season has proved a great experience for him, he’s done himself some favours with his performances and proved he will be England’s No.1 and Man United’s No.1 at some point.”