Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt is set for a loan move this summer.

So far, the only talk has been of a temporary switch to the Football League. Yet it could be argued that the teenager deserves a bigger chance.

While Tahith Chong has headed straight to Germany’s top tier, the likes of Levitt and James Garner could head to the Championship or League One this summer.

The Daily Mail claims United are in talks with Charlton about a possible short-term deal for Levitt. But there is nothing like playing at the top table and the youngster is ready for that chance.

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Anyone who watched the 19-year-old make his first international start for Wales last week will know what United have on their hands.

Having outgrown U23 football after some brilliant performances, and with a playing style akin to Paul Scholes, Levitt is the real deal.

His passing range was on display against Finland. And that ability to find a teammate from practically anywhere on the pitch shows just how similar he is to his footballing idol.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, United legend Scholes is Levitt’s hero.

Just as Garner could be the heir apparent to Michael Carrick, Levitt could be the closest thing United have had to Scholes since the man himself.


Possible destinations

The United prospect’s international showing proved he can be a neat and tidy number six next season. He is tenacious, unafraid to put his foot in and, when he wins the ball back, he knows exactly how to use it.

Brighton would be a sensible and realistic loan destination next season. After all, Graham Potter loves young players, favours passing football and some Seagulls fans feel Dale Stephens is not good enough.

Newcastle could also be a decent shout. Former Old Trafford hero Steve Bruce loves home-grown players and his team really struggled in possession last season.

A player like Levitt could dictate the play and get the chances he needs to prove his class.

Then there are newly-promoted West Brom. The Baggies love to dominate the ball but they have very little backup for Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers.

United will want Levitt to go where he can play regularly. Yet, at 19, he will want to prove his worth in the top flight as soon as possible.

A year in League One may mean another loan move or two are necessary in the future.

In contrast, if United have a sensible Premier League suitor now he has shone on the international stage, Levitt should be fast-tracked knowing that competition for places at Old Trafford will not be any easier with a few years out of the fold.

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