The 33-year-old starts between the sticks for the first time since joining from Newcastle United on a season-long loan during the summer transfer window. The keeper has represented his country 30 times and played 130 times for the Magpies in all competitions, keeping 37 clean sheets. and will, therefore, become the first-ever Red from Slovakia to make an appearance for the first team.
The central European country will be the 44th modern-day nation to boast a United player, although there have been several youth-teamers from Slovakia in recent years, including Alex Fojticek and Martin Svidersky.
Here are the last five nations to be represented at the football club…
Academy midfielder Zidane Iqbal was eligible to represent England, Pakistan or Iraq at international level, but received a passport for the latter country in May 2021 and played Under-23s football for the Asian side later that year, even captaining them. He made his Reds debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Young Boys in the Champions League and then impressed on our pre-season tour, having made his full international bow for the Lions of Mesopotamia in January 2022.