Sheffield United boast having the second-best defensive record in the Premier League as the Blades have conceded only 25 goals in 27 matches, five more than Liverpool.
Dean Henderson is one of the major reasons for the figures as the goalkeeper, who is on loan from Manchester United, has kept nine clean sheets in 26 games.
The custodian’s new teammate, Sander Berge, heaped praise on the Red Devils owned player during an interview with Norway’s VG.
“He’s insane. I’ve never been with such a good goalkeeper. One thing in matches, he is almost a defence alone at times, and you feel so secure with him,” the midfielder said about Henderson.
“But people have to see him at training. It’s crazy. He saves balls from one yard. Sometimes I am completely speechless by how good he is. It’s like having two goalkeepers in goal with him. He’s awesome.
“He’s so confident. He knows he is good and he exploits that too. He is exceptional.”
Henderson’s performances for Sheffield United have been noticed at Manchester United and with David de Gea having ups and downs this season, there have been a few reports that the 22-year-old could displace the Spaniard for the No 1 spot at his parent club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also discussed having this ‘nice problem’ of two quality players in the same position. Berge has given his verdict on this situation.
“I am not at all surprised that this is talked about. From what I’ve seen, I certainly think he’s England’s number one. It’s awesome to follow him and to have him on your team,” the Norway international explained.
“To play against him in training, that’s… you are mentally put out, because he saves all the balls. It’s totally sick. I had a training where I was going to score three easy goals, but he just saved everything. It’s totally sick.”