The 23-year-old has been in superb form for the Blades, who are currently just two points behind the Red Devils with a game in hand. However, with the season likely to restart in June, his parent club could decide against him staying on at the Yorkshire club.
Wilder feels that wouldn’t be morally right, and he doesn’t think his side will pose a challenge to their more illustrious rivals in the battle for a Champions League place:
“I personally think it will be morally correct to leave [Henderson] playing with Sheffield United for the last 10 games of the season.”
“Because of the legalities and the situation regarding the expiry of the loan, they might take that decision [to recall him], but we are not a threat to Man U.”
“They will be quite happy with the players that they have got that will see them through the season? A Ford Fiesta isn’t going to get past a Ferrari.”
Henderson’s loan deal with Sheffield United currently expires on June 30th so if the campaign is extended into July, the decision will rest with the Manchester club over whether he is allowed to play any remaining games.
For the player’s development, it would be best for him to remain with the Blades, as there is no certainty that the Premier League would permit United to register him to play in matches on his return to Old Trafford.