Dean Henderson is still suffering from the effects of the coronavirus and will miss Manchester United’s pre-season camp in Scotland, the Premier League club have confirmed.
The 24-year-old showed up for training three weeks ago but tested positive for COVID-19 soon after, ruling him out of preseason friendlies with Derby County, the Queens Park Rangers and Brentford.
In a statement, the club wrote: “Dean Henderson will miss Manchester United training camp in Scotland as he continues to recover from prolonged fatigue after contracting a COVID-19 infection three weeks ago.
“He should be training again soon.”
Henderson’s situation could see David de Gea start the season opener against Leeds on August 14.
While currently sidelined due to COVID, Henderson has fully recovered from the hip injury that forced him to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s England squad at Euro 2020 this summer.
The goalkeeper is fighting De Gea to be the first-choice goalkeeper this season and was expected to take on the No.1 role in the 2021/22 campaign.
The academy graduate started last season as a second choice behind the Spaniard but established himself as the No.1 in the league towards the end of the campaign.