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Wilder confident regarding Deano

22 May 2020

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Chris Wilder is confident Manchester United will allow Dean Henderson to remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the current Premier League season.

The Blades boss has also revealed that the club are actively looking at keeping the players currently at S2 on a temporary basis until the top-flight reaches a conclusion.

Wilder remarked: "From a contractual point of view, we're looking to extend. The players we've got on loan we're looking to extend their contracts.

"From Manchester United's point of view, we're coming into that time where they'll make decisions on extending or not extending. I'm confident that they will let Dean stay with us until the end of the season, I don't think it's worth asking Dean what he wants to do because I think you know the answer.

"If it was roles reversed, I don't think it would be an issue. I've got to respect that Dean is a Manchester United player and we have to respect any decision they make, but I'm sure Dean wants to finish an outstanding season that he's already had playing for us."

Meanwhile, Wilder says he has an 'open relationship' with his staff and players and believes that has aided communication throughout the club since the action was suspended in mid-March.

He added: "There's a huge responsibility from me and the staff to talk to the players, for me to talk to skipper and for him to pass those messages on. They are all human beings, they have their own points of view, they have the opportunity to speak to myself, I think I've got that open relationship with them al or they have the opportunity of going through Billy.

"Everyone is on the same page at Sheffield United, they want to get back to work. I understand and respect everyone's point of view, I respect that from a decision point of view and from a financial point of view.

"People are talking about not paying wages if they don't want to play, they're contracted footballers and morally from my point of view, they're human beings and if they make that decision then I will fully respect that.

"Nobody has had a gun to their head, nobody has been forced into something they don't want to do, they've all made individual decisions and as far as I'm concerned it is the right one and the positive one to make from their perspective."


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