Manchester United have had some wonderful midfielders down the years. But few were as good as Paul Scholes. The softly-spoken star scored for fun at Old Trafford, while his ability on the ball put him in a class of his own.
While United now have Bruno Fernandes pulling the strings, they also have a prospect with some Scholes traits of his own.
Dylan Levitt only has one senior appearance for United to date. But that outing, against Astana in the Europa League, suggested better things to come.
The Manchester Evening News claims Levitt is being lined up for a possible loan next season. Considering his innate talent, it could be the making of him.
Levitt is that rare breed of midfielder – brilliantly composed on the ball with a fine range of passing and a knack of being in the right place at the right time. If that sounds like a certain Scholes, it shouldn’t be surprising.
After all, the United youngster idolises the treble-winning legend. As reported by the MEN, Levitt was asked on Instagram who his footballing hero was growing up. His reply was one word: ‘Scholes’.
United have a lot of young midfielders itching for a chance. But Levitt’s attacking nous marks him out. He scored two goals in five UEFA Youth League appearances and has scored and created regularly for both the under-18s and the under-23s.
A loan move is the next sensible step. If he blossoms, he could become the closest thing United have had to Scholes since the man himself.