Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Dean Henderson's heroics in Manchester United 's Carabao Cup tie with Luton Town.

The Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners at Kenilworth Road thanks to goals from Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

The match, however, was a lot closer than the scoreline suggested as Rashford and Greenwood's goals came in the 88th and 92nd minute respectively.

Minutes before Rashford sealed a much-needed victory for Solskjaer, Henderson - who was filling in for David de Gea - produced a crucial save to keep out Tom Lockyer's goal-bound header.

The significance of Henderson's save didn't go unnoticed by Solskjaer, who was quick to heap praise on the 23-year-old in his post-match interview.

Dean Henderson flies through the air to keep out Tom Lockyer's goal-bound header

When asked about Henderson's key save, the Norwegian told Sky Sports: "That's probably the job our keeper has to do. Have to stay concentrated and make saves when needed.

"David has been doing that for years and years and Dean done that tonight."

Solskjaer proceeded that praise of Henderson by saying: "Going through, that's the big thing.

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"There were some positives: you've got a 'keeper back there who did his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end and you could see the impact [the substitutes] had.

"Apart from that, it was a good workout."

Henderson was over the moon to have made a match-winning contribution in his debut and took to Twitter moments after the final whistle to express his delight.

Alongside two pictures of himself from the match - including one of his remarkable save - Henderson wrote: "I dreamt about this my whole life!!

"Unbelievable feeling to make my debut for the club I love!! Clean sheet and a win to top it off!!!

Manchester United will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, travelling to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton.