It has been a very tough start for Dylan Levitt on loan at Charlton Athletic.

Levitt signed at The Valley with high hopes, amid plenty of competition for his signature.

So far Levitt has struggled to establish himself in Lee Bowyer’s side.

His last start came on October 24, in which he was substituted at half-time against Northampton.

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In the four subsequent League One matches, Levitt was an unused substitute.

Last night as Charlton took on Burton Albion, Levitt failed to even make the bench. This is far from ideal for the 20-year-old.

One year ago this week he was making his first Manchester United start in the Europa League against Astana. He did not look out of place at all that night.

The future looked bright, but he has not been able to kick on at club level.


Just before his loan to Charlton in September, Levitt impressed for Wales on international duty in a victory over Finland.

Levitt played for Wales in a friendly with USA last week. Just before that he featured for Charlton in the FA Cup game against Plymouth, a 1-0 defeat.

He has now gone a month without any league football and his failure to make the bench shows he is not at the forefront of Bowyer’s thoughts.

The one plus was that Charlton lost the midweek game 4-2, and the manager could be tempted to change it up once again.

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Soon time to re-assess

Charlton’s decisions are down to them, but as it stands, United won’t be pleased with how Levitt’s loan is going.

He is at the Addicks for a season, although United may be able to re-assess it in January.

The MEN reported in the summer that Levitt had interest from Dutch clubs over a possible loan.

If his skillset is deemed not right for League One by Charlton, then Levitt may do well to try a different loan in an alternative league.

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