There's now a path for Levitt to break through at United, it might depend on Garner
Promising talent Dylan Levitt signed a new deal with Manchester United last week, tying his future to the club up to 2023.
Levitt, 18, is one of United’s most talented young midfielders and has been really unlucky not to get a chance in the first team so far.
His central midfield partnership with James Garner has stood out at under-23 level and even when his teammate has not been available, Levitt has impressed.
Levitt has just been called up into Wales’ senior international squad for the third time and is hoping this month will see him make his debut.
This could help him draw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attention, but really Levitt’s first team chances probably depend first and foremost on the success of James Garner.
Next in line
Garner is on the fringes of United’s first team. He has made real progress over the last month.
The talented midfielder has one start and two substitute appearances for the first team so far, and he needs to make himself indispensable.
Garner is currently fulfilling the role of a back-up first team midfielder, who can be used when United rotate.
If he can seize his chance, and he’s made a good start, then he might be in contention to become a weekly starter.
This will open up more chances for Levitt too, with United needing a player to bring in as an alternative similarly in the way Garner is being used now.
Garner’s potential success can open doors for Levitt, and this could be crucial with an injury to Scott McTominay.
It’s unclear how long the Scot will be out at present, hopefully not too long, but with Garner, and then Levitt waiting to step in, United have midfield options, and there is no reason to panic.
Like the way Brandon Williams has excelled since coming in at left-back due to a first team injury, the stage is set for United’s midfield talent to break through.
Levitt may get a chance in the upcoming Europa League dead rubbers with United already qualified. It would be deserved.
Garner can smooth that path by stepping up, and becoming a player United can’t afford to risk in these midweek matches.
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