Dean Henderson is hoping his parent club and the club he's spent the last two seasons on loan with can both qualify for next season's Champions League.
The 23-year-old will remain with Sheffield United until the delayed end of this season in a deal that strengthens the Blades' hopes of an unexpected tilt at Europe's top table next term.
Manchester United are on course to be back in the Champions League themselves after extending their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions, but Henderson insists fans of the Old Trafford club have no reason to be angry at the extension that will see him potentially helping a rival in that battle between now and the end of July.
“I wouldn’t say so, no. They’ve got their own aspirations. The manager (Chris Wilder) said the Ferrari shouldn’t be worried about the Ford Fiesta. Hopefully they’ll kick on and get Champions League football as well," Henderson told beIN Sports ahead of Sheffield United's Premier League fixture with Tottenham on Thursday.
“It’s fantastic to be seeing the season out with Sheffield United. Obviously I came here for the whole season and it would have been wrong not to fulfil that, so I’m delighted to be here now."
The deal could be seen as a gamble by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even if Sheffield United have failed to win since the season restarted and been beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford a week ago.
But Henderson is happy to be given the chance to finish the journey he started at Bramall Lane ahead of promotion from the Championship last season.
“I don’t really look at the table. Obviously we’ve been neck and neck all season so it shows how well we’ve been doing to even be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United. It’s been an amazing season up to now," he said.
Henderson is fourth on the list of clean sheets in the Premier League at the moment, three behind Liverpool's Alisson, but is hoping he could yet challenge for the golden glove award, having won the same honour in the Championship 12 months ago.
“It would be unbelievable. That would be the best feeling in the world," he said.
"The thing is we’ve just got to focus on trying to get some wins under our belt. That will look after itself if we get back to winning ways… Hopefully we can be on course for Europe rather than the golden glove because that’s more important to me."