Manchester United Under-23s goalkeeper Matej Kovar has signed a new contract, the club has confirmed.
The 19-year-old has performed very well in the Premier League 2 this season and put pen to paper on a new deal before linking up with the Czech Republic Under-21 squad for the upcoming international break.
Kovar saved a penalty to help us earn three points against Fulham’s Under-23s in September and was awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his performance in the Leasing.com Trophy win at Lincoln City.
Head of academy Nick Cox explained that we are producing a number of talented young goalkeepers, telling MUTV:
“This is a great time for our Academy goalkeepers with both Dean Henderson [England] and Kieran O’Hara [Republic of Ireland] receiving senior international call-ups, and we are looking forward to seeing all of our young keepers fulfill their potential.”
Dean Henderson has been called up to the senior England national team for the first time by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Czech Republic and Bulgaria on 11 and 14 October 2019 respectively.
The 22-year-old is on a season-long loan at Sheffield United where he has kept three clean sheets in eight Premier League appearances for the newly-promoted side and has not conceded more than two goals in a single game this season.