Nicky Butt tips Martin Svidersky to have strong career after United exit
Manchester United youngster Martin Svidersky officially announced his exit from the club via Instagram.
The under-23s midfielder is departing on a free, with his contract set to expire at the end of the month.
Upon announcing his exit, Svidersky received numerous messages of support from his teammates, plus former United academy director Nicky Butt.
Butt tips Martin Svidersky to have strong career
Svidersky told Slovakian outlet Sportnet last week he is heading to a club in Spain, expected to be a La Liga side.
He said: “Spain came to me as the best option for my development. It is an opportunity to play men’s football and get more chances.”
Despite making good progress for United in his first full season in the under-23s, Svidersky was a long way off getting a first team chance at Old Trafford.
It is unclear if he would have been offered a new deal at United, but if he was, he would have likely have to spend a couple of years on loan just to get into the first team conversation.
Leaving permanently is the right move for the 19-year-old, who was clearly a popular figure among his teammates.
Svidersky received a deluge of messages from United players wishing him all the best for the future, including Alejandro Garnacho.
United signed Svidersky in 2018, with The Metro reporting the Red Devils beat competition from Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic. But his stint got off to a nightmare start when he suffered an ACL injury just weeks in, at just 17.
Svidersky bounced back in 2020/21 to feature regularly in midfield and defence for the under-18s, captaining the side.
This past season he has been a regular for the under-23s, making 20 appearances in total.