Martin Svidersky made his debut for Manchester United’s under-23 side on Monday night.
It was a sign of real progress for a player who this time last year had not even made his first appearance for the under-18s.
Svidersky signed for United in 2018 from Slovakian side Presov, with The Metro reporting Celtic, Liverpool and Chelsea all wanted him.
Sadly for the talented Slovakian, he suffered a torn ACL in an early training session and underwent an operation.
Svidersky then only made his first ever appearance for United’s under-18 side in October 2019.
He made nine appearances for the under-18s in total last season, including two in the FA Youth Cup.
Making the step up
Despite an action packed adventure at United already, Svidersky is still only 17.
So it was notable that he was selected as a starter for United’s under-23 side against Leicester on Monday night.
Svidersky is a defensive midfielder, and was asked to fill in out of position at left-back, due to injuries.
The youngster put in a competent display, linking up well with Anthony Elanga, and he was not involved in any of the two goals United conceded.
Svidersky has a very bright future and while he may flit between the under-18s and under-23s this season, simply being involved so early on is a good sign.
The teenager recently captained Slovakia’s under-18 team during the international break, and is highly regarded.
When you look back at where he was a year ago, still looking to play his first game for the club at any level, the young midfielder has come a long way.
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