Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has told Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder he wants to stay with the Blades next season as they return to the Premier League.

Cumbrian Henderson, 22, has proved a big hit at Bramall Lane after joining them on loan from Manchester United in the summer.

Following Sheffield United’s promotion from the Championship, which was confirmed on Sunday after a 1-1 draw between Leeds and Aston Villa, the Whitehaven-born man said: “I’ll be honest with you, it’s made me really emotional, getting this club back to where they belong.

“It’s a massive football club and, driving forward, they deserve to be in the Premier League.

“For me personally, I was really emotional and I’ve just told the gaffer ‘listen, don’t let me leave’ but, obviously, it comes down to the two clubs agreeing on money and stuff. But I will be itching to be back here next season.”

Henderson, who began his career at Carlisle United, added on the Blades’ Youtube channel: “I want to be here. I want to play Premier League football at Bramall Lane.

“Obviously, it’s down to the two clubs to sort things out and I’ve always said I’m a Man United fan and, eventually, I want to be Manchester United and England’s number one.

"But at the end of the day, you want to feel loved and welcomed. To be quite honest with you, I have never felt so welcomed in my life.”