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. “He was with us for a short spell on trial and looks a really talented goalkeeper,” commented Kieran McKenna. “He has a great physique, is good with his feet and he’s a lovely lad as well who speaks good English. The boys have welcomed him in the dressing room." Kovar had a successful run of games in the youth team between February and the end of the season, which culminated in United winning the Under-18 Premier League North title. The young Czech will look to push into the Under-23s squad and compete at UEFA Youth League level, while being pushed all the way by his great friend Alex Fojticek.

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

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Kovar and Fojticek in training.

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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.

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