Giant keeper who was on loan with Swindon Town in the 2020/21 season and is spending this term with Sparta Prague on a similar basis.

  • Position


  • Country

    Czech Republic

  • Date of birth

    17 May 2000

  • Joined

    7 Jan 2018

Loan Watch: Galbraith hits winner


Ethan is Salford's hero and Fernandez shines again but there is an injury worry for Laird.

Loan Watch: Kovar makes his debut


Our round-up of Reds on loan overseas includes Matej Kovar's first appearance for Sparta Prague.

  • published time Sep 22News

New deal and loan move for Kovar


Our young keeper is heading out on a temporary basis for the rest of the season.

  • published time Sep 22News

Kovar and Laird discuss merits of loan deals


'Any little encouragement, any criticism. I took it all in,' say our young Reds in the first Emerging Reds episode.

Emerging Reds: Laird x Kovar


Our brand-new series, focused on United's premier young talents, begins with Matej Kovar and Ethan Laird...

  • published time Jul 22Video

Loan watch: Kovar's EFL award


The goalkeeper kept a third consecutive clean sheet while full-back Ethan Laird made a first start for AFC Bournemouth.

Academy players on international duty


Find out which of our young Reds will get to experience international football this week.

  • published time Mar 22News

Loan Watch: Brandon's Norwich development


The 21-year-old left-back is racking up top-flight appearances with the Canaries.

United's January transfer window round-up


Eight players departed on loan, and one permanently, over the course of the first month of 2022.

Kovar signs deal and moves on loan


Matej seals a deadline day switch to spend the remainder of the season in League One.

  • published time Jan 22News

United's travelling squad for Young Boys away


Find out which Reds have travelled to Switzerland for our opening Champions League game on Tuesday night.

  • published time Sep 21News

Champions League: Five players on Reds' B-list


United have named five youngsters to supplement the main group-stage squad of 25.

  • published time Sep 21News

First senior call-up for Kovar


Matej has been drafted into the Czech Republic squad for Wednesday's international friendly.

  • published time Sep 21News

Who are the young Reds on the training camp?


Find out more about the Academy representation within Ole's squad in Surrey.

Greenwood withdraws from U21 squad


Mason misses out on representing England's youngsters in the group stages of the European Championship finals.

  • published time Mar 21News