Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt has been praised for his impact in Dundee United’s victory over rivals Dundee.

Levitt is on a season long loan in Scotland and has made a solid start to his career north of the border.

At the weekend Levitt helped his side earn a hard fought 1-0 victory in the local derby.

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Impact player

Levitt actually started the game on the bench and was brought on at half-time with the score 0-0.

Dundee United won the game 1-0 with a goal in the 82nd minute reward for the pressure and Levitt’s hard work, to send their home fans wild.

The Wales international had 49 touches in 45 minutes. For context, that was more than any Dundee midfielder managed in 90 minutes.

Levitt had one shot on target, created one chance, and won one tackle, helping his side to a much-desired three points.


Manager praise

Dundee United boss Thomas Courts told STV he was very pleased with the integral contribution made by Levitt.

Speaking about the period in the lead-up to his side’s winning goal, Courts said: “I felt pretty secure at that point in the game because I could see us taking control of the ball, Dylan Levitt was dictating the game essentially.

“I could see that Dundee were starting to tire and drop a bit deeper.”

The 20-year-old has now made four appearances on loan, two as a starter and two from the bench.

If there was a game to make a good impression on his supporters, then the local derby was the one, and he passed the test.

His side now sit sixth in the Scottish Premiership, one point ahead of a notably disappointing Celtic side.

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