He has captured the hearts of Blades fans since arriving on loan – and Dean Henderson further ingratiated himself with the Sheffield United faithful this weekend with a cheeky Instagram post poking fun at one of the club’s rivals.
Henderson, away on international duty with England U21s, played 90 minutes on Thursday as Aidy Boothroyd’s men drew 0-0 with the Netherlands.
The game was played at Carrow Road, home of Norwich City… and Henderson filmed himself walking through Norwich’s training base, singing ‘Take your time, take your time Sheff United.”
The song – which signs off ‘playing football, the Norwich way’ – was coined during victory at Carrow Road last season, with United fans infuriated by the Canaries’ time-wasting antics at Bramall Lane earlier in the campaign.
It was sung again this season when Daniel Farke’s side came to Bramall Lane, and Billy Sharp scored a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory for his side.
In an interview with The Star earlier this season, Henderson admitted he relishes his close bond with United’s fans and added: “I’m a passionate boy, and I really want to do well anywhere I go. I also become a fan of wherever I go, too. It was the same at Shrewsbury last season, and now the same at United.
“And I’m as confident as they come. You’ve got to be, at the end of the day, to play here. You’ve got to have something behind you and a bit of personality, and that’s something I stick by. I’m only 21 years old, so if I don’t have any confidence or an ego about me then I’ll have a tough time.”