Manchester United talent Dylan Levitt started for Wales in their 1-0 friendly win over Mexico yesterday.

The 20-year-old was fielded in the centre of midfield for a Welsh side managed by Rob Page in the absence of United legend Ryan Giggs.

He has played just one senior match for United – against Astana last November – and now has six caps at international level.

Page took Levitt off at half time but said after the game that Levitt had impressed him up against more experienced opponents in midfield.

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“Dylan Levitt – he’s gone out to play competitive football and it’s certainly worked for him as well.

“I thought the two of them (Levitt and Matt Smith) were magnificent in the centre of the park against experienced players with a lot of caps in a top-10 ranked team.”

“Our young players need to be out playing competitive football, that’s the message we give them.”

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The move Page is referring to is Levitt’s loan switch to Croatian outfit Istra 1961.


His loan move to Charlton in League 1 didn’t really work out in the first part of the season and it was cut short.

Levitt failed to secure a loan during the domestic window, which has seen him take the lesser trodden path from Old Trafford to Croatia.

Page has certainly been impressed by the decision and liked his performance in the win over Mexico.

Levitt is pushing for a place in the Wales squad for this summer’s European Championship.

If he did get the chance to play on such a big stage, that would be a major step in his development.

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