Matej Kovar


Manchester United's major summer signing of the 2018 January transfer window was Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, of course, but there was a second arrival at Old Trafford.

Teenager Matej Kovar joined from FC Slovacko following a successful trial, and did not require a work permit due to his EU status. The Czech Republic youth international competed for the gloves at Under-18 level and even made his Under-23s debut at Old Trafford in the draw with Everton. Kovar had a successful run of games in the youth team between February and the end of that season, which culminated in United winning the Under-18 Premier League North title. The young Czech was pushed into the Under-23s squad and made 19 appearances at that level, as well as keeping goal in the UEFA Youth League.

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United celebrate the winning goal towards the end.

Under-23s win after dramatic finale Article

Dylan Levitt's goal and Matej Kovar's penalty save secure three more points for Neil Wood's league leaders.

United shirts in the dressing room.

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DJ Buffonge on the ball against Newcastle United Under-23s

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The Reds endure a difficult Friday night at Leigh, slipping to a second successive defeat in Premier League 2.

Kovar and Fojticek in training.

Allow us to introduce United's Czech mates Article

Alex Fojticek and Matej Kovar, the two goalkeepers from Slovakia and Czech Republic, enjoy the friendliest of rivalries.

Matej Kovar signing his contract at United.

United snap up young Czech goalkeeper Article

Find out more about hot prospect Matej Kovar, who will join the club subject to international clearance.

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