United talent Levitt hoping for a chance under ten Hag

The appointment of new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag should hand a fresh start to everyone in the squad.

That goes for the players who are out on loan as much as anyone, and Dylan Levitt is currently with Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.

His contract expires at the end of the season too, but he has made it clear that he wants to extend his deal and get a shot under ten Hag.

Speaking to the Courier, Levitt also says he has heard from the people he speaks to at United that the Dutchman has given the whole club a lift.

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“With the new manager [ten Hag] going in at United, hopefully I’ll get a chance,” he said.

“My contract is up in the summer and it hasn’t been spoken about. Hopefully, I will hear something in the next few weeks.

“I still keep in touch with boys at United frequently and they are excited about the new manager. When you hear a new manager is coming in, it gives a buzz about the place.

“I’d love to be able to go back and make an impact; it’s everyone’s dream to do that.”

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United need a midfield revamp and it would be wise to look at potential solutions from within the club already.

James Garner is the obvious choice, and it would be a shock if ten Hag did not want to see him up close before deciding on another loan.

Levitt is another – he has international experience – and we wrote this week that he could be a surprise package under ten Hag, who has a reputation for developing young talent.

There are others who are not on loan, such as Hannibal, but United’s midfield improvement need not come purely from the transfer market.

Levitt will hope for a new deal and a shot at impressing the manager. If he gets that, it is down to him to take his chances.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.