Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed his club will extend Dean Henderson's loan deal in the next few days.
The England Under-21 international keeper is close to agreeing an extension from Manchester United until the current season ends and it could be done before the Blades restart the Premier League with a game at Aston Villa tomorrow.
Wilder said: "I spoke to Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) yesterday morning. I thanked him for his co-operation with Dean and we are in the process, in the next couple of days, of finalising Dean's stay with us until the end of the season.
"Their manager was brilliant and was very pro to Dean staying and delighted in terms of what Dean has produced for us and what we have done for Dean as well. That can't go unmissed.
"We have had initial early conversations (to him coming back next season). Of course we would be open to Dean coming back but I have got huge respect for Manchester United.
"I have always said he is a Manchester United player and they will make the decision based on what is best for themselves and for Dean."