Manchester United trigger Dylan Levitt one-year extension, plans still unclear

Manchester United have triggered a one-year contract extension in Dylan Levitt’s contract, The MEN report.

Levitt, 21, impressed on loan at Dundee United this season, helping them finish third in Scotland, and he was voted fans’ player of the year.

The central midfielder is currently on international duty with Wales and started their friendly with Poland this week, aiming to feature in their play-off against Ukraine on Sunday.

Now his immediate future has been cleared up; he won’t be joining Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard in being released by Manchester United at the end of June.

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United trigger Dylan Levitt one-year extension

Levitt’s role at Manchester United from July 1 remains unclear. The MEN report that selling him is still a possibility.

There is a market for Levitt this summer, his performances on loan warrant it, along with his recent international display, and it would have been a foolish move to simply release him.

There is still a chance Levitt can play a part for United, or even earn a loan move to a Premier League club, and a contract extension.

Levitt is good in possession, and showed a real aptitude off the ball in Scotland, rising to the physical battle of competitive football, also scoring a long range effort against Celtic.

He is the prototypical type of player Erik ten Hag should be able to work with, arguably better on the ball than Scott McTominay, and with more upside potential.

Whether the Dutchman feels the same way is going to be key. Levitt has to impress him in pre-season, and earn his way onto the pre-season tour.

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If he is not included in the travelling squad then it doesn’t look good for his chances, and a sale is probably inevitable.

But if Levitt can manage to earn a spot on the overseas tour, then he might just spring a surprise, and a role could be available for him in midfield if James Garner goes out on loan again.

A pivotal summer for the Welshman lies ahead, who could end up starring at the 2022 World Cup if his country win their play-off against Ukraine on Sunday.

United have made a sensible move to trigger his extension, for now. We have to trust Ten Hag to make the right decision on the next step, whatever he chooses, the Dutchman is a good assessor of talent.

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