Man Utd hero Ryan Giggs singles out Dylan Levitt to become star | Football | Sport


Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has tipped academy star Dylan Levitt to develop into a key player for the club and Wales.

Levitt made his debut for United against Astana in the Europa League last year.

The 19-year-old is a key player for under-23’s squad and trains regularly with the senior players.

Levitt’s promise has also earned him a call up to the Wales squad where he worked with Giggs.

And Giggs says he has been impressed with what he’s seen from Levitt.

“When Dylan was in the squad, we had must-win games so I couldn’t really throw him in and put him in that pressure cooker,” Giggs told United’s official website.

“But, in training, he’s one of the best. He’s my kind of player – a good character, quiet but tough, and he’s one that I’ll be taking a big look at over the next year or so.

“I want him to develop and if he does and, if he plays more games, then he’ll definitely be in the reckoning.

“He’s a really intelligent player with a good range of passing and he stands out in training in every session.

“As I said, it’s just a shame that I couldn’t get him on the pitch.”

Meanwhile, United captain Harry Maguire has been opening up on the squad’s return to training this week in light of the social distancing rules.

Premier League guidelines for the initial phase of training will see players work together in small groups, containing just five members of the squad each.

“Yeah, it’s been a strange few months, but it has been a protocol which the club has followed,” Maguire said after the first day back.

“It seems such a safe environment. It’s our first day back today, but it seems so safe and everyone is respecting it so well, so long may that continue and I’m sure no one will have any problems.

“There is a lot less people at the training ground when we go in. Today I was in a group of four, working with one coach, so not many people.

“You’ve got a lot space, big areas, not going really close to anyone, but the main thing is getting the work in and it was a tough session, [then] go home and now I’m relaxed and it’s all in the bank and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

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