Dean Henderson has fired a warning to David de Gea that he is gunning for the No 1 shirt at Manchester United this season.

Back at Old Trafford after impressing on loan at Sheffield United, the 23-year-old has vowed to depose the Spain star as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top dog.

Henderson, who is currently with the England squad preparing to face Iceland, has just signed a new contract at United and believes his time is now.

He said: “David de Gea has obviously been a great goalkeeper first and foremost for many years and he's been phenomenal.

“That’s something I aspire to be, to have a career like him at the club so I'll be going back in first day of the pre-season working my socks off to get in that starting line-up.

Dean Henderson signed a new deal at Manchester United on Wednesday
Dean Henderson signed a new deal at Manchester United last month and is ready to fight for the No.1 jersey

“It's something I've always wanted. I'm so close now so I'm not going to give up now. I'm going to put the pressure on. I respect David.

“He’s been a phenomenal servant for the football club. If not one of the best in the recent years. It's down to me. I know what challenges are going to be ahead. I’m well up for it.”

Henderson also has his sights set on one day being England boss Gareth Southgate ’s No.1 - but knows he needs regular games just to stay in the squad.

David De Gea has had a tough spell at Manchester United

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He said: “Yes. 100%. I accept that. The aim is for me to play football next season. I don't want to be not playing after last season coming off a good season with momentum.

“It wouldn't be clever for me to sit around and not play football, I don't think it would help any parties at all.

“I'm working hard every single day to do what I can do to class as Garerth’s number one but I know I've got to get past two very good goalkeepers.”