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Brentford’s youngster Matthew Cox missed the chance to become the youngest goalkeeper to play in the Premier League. The game against Manchester United had to postpone due to COVID-19.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper was set to start facing Ralph Rangnick’s side ahead of Alvaro Fernandez. But the match was cancel early on Monday night. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Red Devils’ Carrington training ground.

If the original program goes as plan not only will it be his dream debut against one of the world’s biggest clubs. But will also mark Cox as the youngest goalkeeper to play in the Premier League.

For Matthew Cox it has been of interest from several top teams in the past summer. Before moving from AFC Wimbledon to Brentford

The youngster has impressed manager Thomas Frank and the coaching staff with his progressive development and Frank decide to have him feature in the United game ahead of Fernandez. At number one David Raya was still injury.

Matthew Cox joined Brentford B in July 2021 from AFC Wimbledon on a three-year contract. With an option of a further year.

Matthew joined Chelsea at the age of eight before linking up with The Dons. When he was 14 to feature for the Under-15 squad at Wimbledon. He progressed rapidly with the club before signing his first professional contract at the age of 17. As he became part of the First Team squad at Plough Lane.

He is also capped for England at youth level after turning out for the Under-17 side against Ukraine on two occasions in February 2020.