Manchester United youngster Martin Svidersky made his international under-21 debut at the weekend.

Svidersky, 18, was a starter in Slovakia’s 2-1 defeat to Austria.

He played all 90 minutes as one of two central midfielders in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Svidersky, pictured below wearing the number eight shirt, said he was delighted to make the step up despite the defeat.

Another sign of progress

Svidersky was a key player for Manchester United’s under-18 side which missed out on the title by a single point.


He demonstrated his versatility through the season by featuring in midfield and central defence, and also stepped up to the under-23s where he filled in at full-back.

Rochdale v Manchester United U21 - EFL Trophy
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Svidersky made 20 appearances out of 24 league games plus two FA Youth Cup matches at under-18 level. He also made eight appearances for the 23s.

The young midfielder has already shown great character, bouncing back from a serious knee injury sustained in his first month at the club when he joined at 16.

Now after a strong season he is back on track and the 2021/22 campaign could be a big one for him.

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