Manchester United loanee Matej Kovar has been dubbed the future of Czech Republic football by Sparta Prague manager Brian Priske.

The 22-year-old joined the Czech giants on a season-long loan last month and he’s started all three league games since returning to his native country.

The youngster produced a stunning save during the international break to help Czech Republic qualify for the UEFA Under-21 European Championships.

Kovar is clearly reaping the benefits of playing week in, week out at senior level in a top-flight league.

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Having previously gone out on loan to League Two sides Swindon Town and Burton Albion, Kovar has relished making the step up in level.

Matej Kovar dubbed the future of Czech football by Sparta Prague manager

Having drawn both of his previous two outings for Sparta Prague, Kovar registered his first win for his loan side.

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-1 win against Hradec Kralove, Priske sung Kovar’s praises.

Priske said: “I was glad when the opportunity arose to get [Kovar]. We have also created new competition among our goalkeepers.

“He shows exactly what we expected from him. He is a tall young goalkeeper and his performance today was very good.

“At the same time, I’m glad he finally got a win. He made a number of excellent saves and has a big part to play in the victory.

“Although he behaved differently than usual in several situations in the first half, he is the future of Czech football.”

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Kovar has been given high praise by Priske and after guiding his country to the UEFA European Under-21 Championships and making an impressive start to life at Sparta, Kovar’s reputation will likely be soaring.

The youngster will have dreams and aspirations of becoming Manchester United and Czech Republic’s number one, and it seems that Priske believes he has the potential to go to the very top of the game.

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