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Manchester United offload two goalkeepers, with possible subtle hint that more may follow

Manchester United have confirmed the transfer exits of young goalkeepers Dean Henderson and Kieran O’Hara, who have both left the club on loan.

According to the club’s official website, the two stoppers have each moved to a club in the north-west region; Henderson to Stockport County and O’Hara to Morecambe.

The report states that the former—18-year-old Henderson—will spend one month at Stockport, but could extend the deal should all parties agree, while O’Hara moves for the rest of the campaign, returning to the club where he spent an early portion of the season.

The exiting guardsmen highlight the sheer wealth of options the Red Devils have between the sticks at the moment, with Louis van Gaal able to call upon three international stoppers, David De Gea, Sergio Romero and World Cup-winner Victor Valdes.

An intriguing post on Stockport’s official website [as per the Express] could suggest that one of the three may also be set for a January exit.

“There may be a recall if the player is required for United’s Europa League campaign,” claim the National League North side, referring to Henderson’s stay. The comment implies that United may be taking precautions should one of their more high-profile stoppers join the kids in the departure lounge, requiring one of the youngsters to return to the club to provide cover for the European competition.

In other Old Trafford transfer news, United are reportedly on the brink of allowing young midfielder Liam Grimshaw to sign for Preston North End [Scottish Sun].

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