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Young Manchester United goalkeeper signs new contract and seals loan at deadline

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Manchester United youngster Matej Kovar has signed a new contract with the club before leaving on loan to join Ligue 1 side Burton Albion.

Kovar, 21, sealed a loan exit late on deadline day and will now spend the rest of the campaign working under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The Czech keeper also signed a new contract with United ahead of the loan exit, putting a pen on a deal until June 2023, with the option of a further year extension.

After continuing to impress at youth level for United, Kovar was called up to the Czech Republic senior squad in September last year.

His move to Burton will mark his second temporary spell away from the club, having gained valuable experience in 21 games for Swindon Town last season.

Speaking after the deal was confirmed, Hasselbaink expressed his delight at having such a good player to compete with Ben Garratt in the Brewers net.

“Kovar will come and make life difficult for Ben and provide good competition for the club,” Hasselbaink said.

“He will add some great competition, he’s a young keeper and we felt like we needed another one in the gate.”

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