RED DEVILS boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is cultivating competition between his goalkeepers.

Whitehaven-born shot stopper Dean Henderson is currently vying for the spot of number one goalkeeper at Manchester United with teammate David De Gea.

Henderson is also amongst the potential picks for England’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games. United manager Solksjaer told the press last week: “I have the great option of two top goalkeepers and it’s a pleasure to have them here, we’ve got hopefully nine games to go, we want to go all the way in the Europa League as well so I’m sure you’ll see both of them going all the way for us.

He said: “Where there’s tension or where there can be potential tension, or controversy, that’s where everyone wants to hear a comment from me and what I can say is what I’ve said so many times, I’ve got great options playing the two of them, top keepers, but of course both of them want to play as much as possible.”

“And that’ll be decided on merit, we’ll have to think who do we think is going to give us a win, on any given day?” It’s all to play for.

Henderson helped United stay 2-1 up against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday in the Premier League.

Next up for United are Granada CF in the Europa League on Thursday.