Brentford starlet Matthew Cox denied chance of Premier League history

Brentford starlet Matthew Cox, 18, denied chance of history as Bees goalkeeper was set to be the YOUNGEST stopper in Premier League history before Covid outbreak saw Man United clash postponed

  • Brentford star Matthew Cox has been denied Premier League history this week 
  • The 18-year-old was due to play for the Bees against Manchester United 
  • Doing so would have seen him become the league’s youngest ever stopper
  • However, a Covid outbreak has seen the game on Tuesday night postponed 

Brentford goalkeeper Matthew Cox has been robbed of a dream professional debut against Manchester United and the opportunity to become the Premier League’s youngest ever goalkeeper due to the Covid outbreak that caused the game to be postponed.

The 18-year-old was due to start the game against Ralf Rangnick’s team ahead of Alvaro Fernandez only for the match to be called off by the Premier League late on Monday night due to the virus spreading at United’s Carrington training ground.

If the game had gone ahead as planned, not only would it have been a dream debut against one of the biggest clubs on the planet, but it would have made Cox the youngest goalkeeper ever to play Premier League football.

Brentford starlet Matthew Cox, 18, has been denied the chance of Premier League history

He was due to play against United to become the league’s youngest ever keeper, but the game has been postponed due to Covid

Cox was chased by a number of top clubs earlier this summer before joining Brentford from AFC Wimbledon.

The teenager has impressed Brentford boss Thomas Frank and coaching staff with his development and Frank had decided to throw him against United ahead of Fernandez and in the continued absence of the injured David Raya.

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