Radek Vitek: Accrington sign Manchester United goalkeeper on loan

Radek Vitek of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on December 11, 2023 in Manchester, England
Radek Vitek is yet to play a game for Manchester United's first team

Manchester United goalkeeper Radek Vitek has joined Accrington Stanley on loan for the rest of the season.

The FA Youth Cup-winning Czech, 20, has been named as a substitute seven times by United manager Erik Ten Hag.

Radek won the FA Youth Cup in 2022 alongside current first-team players Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho.

"He's a good goalkeeper, he's decent with his feet, and he can command his area," Stanley manager John Coleman told the club website.

Vitek joined United in 2020 from Sigma Olomouc.

"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," Coleman added.

He has been a regular at junior level for United, playing for the under-18s and under-23s, as well as in the under-19 Uefa Youth League.

The 2022 FA Youth Cup final win over Nottingham Forest saw him play in front of over 67,000 fans at Old Trafford.

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