Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (DDG) has won his battle with Dean Henderson for now after he started the new Premier League campaign in goal last weekend. David De Gea was in goal as Manchester United thumped Leeds United 5-1 to move to the summit as far as the Premier League table is concerned.

De Gea was the undisputed first choice goalkeeper at Manchester United until Henderson returned from his loan spell at Sheffield United. England international Henderson spent two seasons on loan with the Blades before returning to Old Trafford at the start of last season.

DDG was the first choice shot stopperat Manchester United from the start of the season until March when he lost his place to Henderson. The Spanish international played second fiddle for a few months but he was able to win the battle for the Europa League final clash with La Liga team Villarreal. He was unfortunate to miss the decisive penalty that handed the Europa League title to the Yellow Submarines.

The rivalry betweenDe Gea and Henderson has been affected by the hip injury sustained by the latter ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament this summer. Also, Manchester United signed another goalkeeper this summer following the return of England international shot stopper Tom Heaton to Old Trafford after his time at Aston Villa. Heaton was signed on a free transfer.

Henderson missed the impressive England campaign at Euro 2020 due to the abovementioned hip injury. He has since returned to Manchester United training afterrecovering from the injury. However, the England national team player was absent for the Leeds United game. David De Gea started the game in goal, while Tom Heaton was the substitute goalkeeper.

David De Gea didn't keep a clean sheet thanks to the strike from Leeds United defender Luke Ayling, while Bruno Fernandes (three goals), Mason Greenwood and Fred scored for the Red Devils. Paul Pogba provided four assists for his Manchester United teammates.