Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has hinted that he wants Dean Henderson to remain at Old Trafford.

The Man Utd boss commented on the Cumbrian keeper ahead of their first game of the Premier League season.

Henderson, who has long been linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, was on the bench for the top-flight opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Man Utd's signing of Andre Onana as their new No1 was expected to trigger Henderson's departure.

But ten Hag has now said Henderson has "always" been in his thoughts as part of his senior goalkeeping ranks.

"He was always in my mind," ten Hag said of Henderson, when asked if the Cumbrian was likely to stay in spite of Forest's interest.

"So I think we have a strong keeper group with Onana, Henderson, [Tom] Heaton."

Experienced keeper Heaton is currently out injured.

Despite ten Hag's comments in a press conference, 26-year-old Henderson is unlikely to be content playing second fiddle to former Inter Milan No1 Onana and is widely understood to be keen for first-team football.

Yes Sky Sports have also reported that Henderson remaining at Man Utd this window is now likely unless a replacement can be found.

The England international, from Whitehaven, spent last season on loan with Forest in a season curtailed by a thigh injury in January.

Forest signed Arsenal keeper Matt Turner last week but manager Steve Cooper insisted that was "not linked" to their ongoing interest in former Carlisle United academy keeper Henderson.

Carlisle would benefit through a sell-on clause through a big-money Henderson move but Blues directors have stressed that any such revenue would not be "transformative".

Man Utd beat Wolves 1-0 in Monday night's Premier League game.