MANCHESTER UNITED have loaned out goalkeeper Radek Vitek.
Vitek, 20, will head to League Two side Accrington for the rest of the season.
Since then he has failed to make his first-team debut but has been named as a substitute seven times under Erik ten Hag, including three times this season.
He has been a regular feature in the club’s youth teams, appearing in the Under-18s, Under-23s and Under-19s in the Uefa Youth League.
In a bid to further his development, Vitek has now been granted a loan move to the ‘Owd Reds.
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On the signing, Stanley manager John Coleman said: “He’s a good goalkeeper, he’s decent with his feet, and he can command his area.
“Radek is someone who we monitored in the summer, he actually played for us in a friendly, but it just wasn’t possible to bring him in in the summer.”
Vitek has also signed a contract extension with Man Utd ahead of his loan move.
His new contract at Old Trafford will run until June 2027.
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He originally joined Man Utd from Sigma Olomouc in 2020.
Vitek is the ninth player to go out on loan from Carrington this month.
He follows Jadon Sancho; Hannibal, Alvaro Fernandez, Donny van de Beek, Dan Gore, Rhys Bennett, Joe Hugill and Maxi Oyedele in going on loan.
Fellow academy star Willy Kambwala, who was handed his first-team debut in December, was spotted back at his boyhood club over the winter break.
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