JOSE MOURINHO reportedly reckons Dean Henderson is better than David De Gea as a huge No1 decision looms for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Old Trafford stopper had yet another horror show in the 3-1 FA Cup semi-final loss against Chelsea.
Man Utd fans called for De Gea to be dropped after being beaten too easily for all three of the Blues’ goals.
Solskjaer has repeatedly defended his No 1 but even he lost patience on Sunday, saying De Gea should have saved Mason Mount’s shot “100 times out of 100”.
Some supporters have pleaded for on-loan Sheffield United keeper Henderson to replace the Spaniard between the sticks next season.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho is also an admirer of Henderson, having briefly managed him at United.
The Special One believes Henderson has pipped De Gea, but doesn’t plan on tussling with Chelsea for the highly-rated 23-year-old.
In September, Mourinho slammed Old Trafford for handing David De Gea a new £375,000-a-week deal.
It is not the first time the shot-stopper – who is facing calls to be axed by former United keeper Mark Bosnich – has come up with a crucial error after being let off the hook on SEVEN occasions.
Solskjaer is said to be pondering ousting De Gea for Sergio Romero in United’s final Premier League game against Leicester.
The Red Devils are due to hold talks with Henderson, 23, this week as they decide on who will be their No1 next season.
And according to Manchester Evening News, Chelsea have contacted Henderson’s representatives.
It is understood they are willing to increase his current wages of £70,000-a-week – which Sheffield United have paid the majority of this season – to £170,000.
The Blues have a problem between the posts with Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga underperforming this season.