But now, less than two years after giving the Spain international a huge contract extension, it appears the Red Devils are ready to cut their veteran loose.
De Gea hasn’t been the same player since the 2018 World Cup and, when compared to Alisson and Ederson, is certainly no longer the best goalkeeper in the top flight.
And it seems United, for all the defence they’ve given the 30-year-old, are looking to sign an upgrade.
Previous reports have suggested the Spain international is wanted by Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich amid uncertainty over his future at the Theatre of Dreams.
As for Henderson, this latest development hints the club aren’t fully sold.
The 23-year-old has done well when called upon this season, keeping eight clean sheets from 13 appearances across all competitions.