United loanee Dylan Levitt impresses as Dundee United frustrate Celtic

Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt produced his best performance since joining Dundee United to help the Tangerines to a 1-1 draw away to Celtic.

Levitt is on a season-long loan in Scotland and he continues to build on a solid start to his career north of the border.

Yesterday, the Wales international helped his team to a hard-fought point at Celtic Park.

Best performance of the season

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After being praised by his manager for his impact in Dundee United’s victory over rivals Dundee, Levitt was brought back into the starting eleven for the trip to Celtic.


Tam Courts’ side rode their luck against Celtic at times, with the home side missing a host of great chances and rattling the woodwork on several occasions.

But the draw extended Dundee United’s unbeaten run to three and ensured they stayed above Celtic in the league table.

No one was more influential in ensuring the Tangerines left with a point than Levitt. The midfielder’s 75 touches was 10 more than any of his teammates.

The 20-year-old completed 47 of his 60 attempted passes (78%), had one shot on target and created one chance (WhoScored).

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But it was the youngster’s work out of possession that was the most impressive.

This was always going to be a game where Dundee United would have expected to come under pressure for large parts, but it was Levitt’s work rate, desire and willingness to get stuck in that helped his side come away with a point.

Levitt made three tackles, two interceptions and five clearances, in what was an all-action display. He also won three ground duels and one aerial duel (SofaScore).

Next up for Dylan Levitt and Dundee United is Ross County at home where the Welshman will be looking to kick on and continue to contribute to all parts of the Tangerines side’s game.

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