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Manchester United Youngster Likely To Join Dundee United: Perfect Move For All Parties Involved?

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Pratik Das
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In a recent interview with The Sunday Mail, Dundee United’s sporting director Tony Asghar revealed that they are trying to sign Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt on loan in the ongoing transfer window. “We really liked Dylan last year, we’re still interested and talks are ongoing. He’s just got another year with Manchester United and he’s got a World Cup to aim for, to try and get into the Wales squad.” – he said.

“Dylan is a player who fits into our system. He is well liked by all of the players and loved by the fans. So yes, we are still trying to see if we can do something there. Jack likes the player. When you bring a new manager in, you have to run the list of targets past him.

“With Jack, I think we know we are on the right track with targets. When you see Levitt and the influence he had, especially in the second half of the season, he is a player we would like at Dundee United.

“But right now, he is a Manchester United player. We are speaking to them and they know our feelings. Dylan is a player we would like to have but it’s going to take United and ourselves to come to an agreement.”

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Perfect Move For All Parties Involved?

Levitt, who spent the last season on loan at Tannadice Park, took part in thirty matches across all competitions. The Welshman managed to impress the fans over the course of his stay, which is why new manager Jack Ross is keen on getting him back ahead of the 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season.

The midfielder managed to put up some awe-inspiring numbers on the board the last term as he averaged 1.2 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, one clearance, one shot, 1.5 key passes, 1.5 crosses and 2.8 long balls per ninety minutes in the Scottish top-flight.

Although Manchester United triggered a 12-month contract extension upon his return to the Old Trafford, it doesn’t seem like the academy graduate will be a part of Erik Ten Hag’s first-team plans anytime soon. With the World Cup coming up, the 12-times Wales international would hope to secure the maximum possible game time to confirm his seat on the plane to Qatar. Given the circumstances, a second loan spell in Scotland seems to be the best move for all the parties involved.

(Stats from WhoScored)

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