Charlton fans react to Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt's debut

Young Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt played his first senior game last night.

It was not for the Red Devils, but for loan club Charlton Athletic. And things did not go according to plan for the League one side.

A 3-0 defeat against West Ham in the EFL Cup means Levitt has already experienced top-flight opposition. Now he will be hoping to build on his first start with a weekend outing.

Levitt will spend the season in the third tier as he looks to prove his worth from afar.

The teenager is regarded as one of the best passers at United. He also models his game on a certain Paul Scholes. Now it is time to see if he can justify the hype.


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Speaking to London News Online after the match, Charlton boss Lee Bowyer talked about the United loanee.

Patience is key

“Young Dylan, he started a little bit nervy,” Bowyer said. “But you could see what he’s going to bring us. It’s going to take him a little bit to settle in.”

That is not surprising given Levitt’s age and his experience thus far. The United youngster has 38 appearances for their U18s and 23 outings for the U23s.

In that time he has scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists. but it is further back where he could have the most impact this season.

As Levitt showed for Wales, he can be a tidy ball-playing number six. He could allow the players ahead of him to shine with his brilliant range of passing. But, for now, it is about settling in his new surroundings.

On the night, the United loanee had an 85% pass completion rate and 58 touches of the ball. With three tackles and two interceptions, he wasn’t afraid to get stuck in.

No other player on the night managed more tackles than the United prospect.

Here is how some fans reacted to the United man’s first appearance out on loan:

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Vincent is the Senior Managing Editor of Freshered. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years.