Lee Grant says young ‘keeper Nathan Bishop has been ‘outstanding’ in training


The situation of the Manchester United’s goalkeeper has been widely discussed this season.


David de Gea is still number one in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he will soon have stiff competition with Dean Henderson.


The 23-year-old will not be content waiting for another match until the EFL Cup returns in December.


Some people argue that Sergio Romero was the country’s best second-choice goalkeeper, but the return of Henderson ended his United career.


The Argentine now finds himself outside the United Champions League team and is substituted on the bench for domestic cup outings by Lee Grant.


Grant is probably the third option now, quietly continuing his business.


And the experienced Englishman speaking to the club’s official website, drew attention to another little-discussed Red Devils stopper – Nathan Bishop.



In January, Bishop joined United from Southend, but has yet to play for the first team.


He played in the EFL Trophy game over Salford recently, maintaining a clean sheet in a 6-0 victory.


That would not appear to be any reflection on his quality as Grant said Bishop has impressed him – and the rest of the squad – in training.


As Grant said, Bishop left a deep impression on him and other members of the squad during training, which does not seem to reflect his quality.


“Nathan Bishop was excellent in training and all the lads will tell you that.”


“David [De Gea] has come back with a very high level of performance, thus I’m really pleased for David and his start to the season.


“As Dean [Henderson] has done well on many occasions, so when you are called upon, you have to be ready.”



Currently the goalkeeping situation at Old Trafford looks very healthy, and the impressive stopper does not even have the sniff of the match.


Solskjaer faces the challenge of managing Bishop’s development with Henderson.


If he does, and Bishop continues to make a deep impression, there may be two top English goalkeepers in Manchester United’s books.