Ralf Rangnick gives his verdict on the performances of Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton against Young Boys

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Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has hailed Dean Henderson for his impressive performance in his Champions League home debut for Manchester United.

The England made just his second start of the season in the 1-1 draw with Young Boys on Wednesday night.

Despite being linked with a winter loan move to Dutch side Ajax, Henderson and fellow United academy graduate, Tom Heaton who made his debut for the club at the age of 35 were both impressive in the game.

“Almost even saving the ball that was the equaliser for Young Boys, was only a little, one or two centimetres that he would even save that ball but it was a very difficult one,” Rangnick said of Henderson. 

“Apart from that, he was very proactive, very present and the same was true with Tom Heaton.

“He had his debut at the age of 35, I obviously wasn’t aware of that but we had some conversation with the goalkeeping coaches and we decided yesterday, if at all possible if the chronology of the game allowed it, we would want to give him his debut at Old Trafford today.

“He’s been playing in England for such a long time at Championship and Premier League level, he even had some game-time for the England team. I wasn’t aware of that. Richard told me that.

“He’s a fantastic person, a very good goalkeeper who more than deserved his opportunity to debut at the age of 35.”