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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. After training with the first team on several occasions ahead of UEFA Europa League fixtures in 2019/20, Kovar was selected as part of the travelling squad for the match against FC Astana in Kazakhstan, and was an unused substitute during the Reds' 2-1 defeat.