It was confirmed on Monday that the Academy graduate would miss the squad’s
week-long training camp in Scotland because he was still feeling the effects of the
virus, after initially testing positive a few weeks earlier.
Henderson was therefore not involved in Saturday’s entertaining 4-0 win over
Everton at Old Trafford, where the Reds produced a rampant performance that
included goals by Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, and Diogo
Dalot in front of 55,000 supporters.
Jesse Lingard also missed the victory after it was announced that he has also tested
positive for coronavirus and, as a result, is isolating in line with Government and
Premier League Guidelines.
During the post-match press conference at the Theatre of Dreams, one journalist
asked Solskjaer to provide an update on Lingard and Henderson.
“Jesse, he feels okay, and hopefully it’ll stay that way but when you get the positive
test you’ve got to isolate even if you’re feeling well,” explained the manager to
“Dean, he was positive early on and then he’s negative in his testing but he’s not
felt as energized or sharp as he has done. So he’s still fatigued and feeling the after-
effects. So, you never know, you’ve seen so many effects of this virus, so he’s got a
few days still to rest, and then we’ll check upon him.”