Dundee United will be happy to discover that Dylan Levitt’s hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared. The Manchester United loanee has starred in the Scottish side’s midfield this season and they will want him back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Levitt took a knock and had to be replaced in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, which was played in front of Sir Alex Ferguson following the unveiling of his new statue.
The Tangerines would’ve feared the worst – that Levitt would face a long period out with the muscle injury, but thankfully that doesn’t appear to be the case. He won’t be fit in time to face Livingston tonight in the Scottish Premiership, but Dundee could have him back for the weekend’s clash against Hearts.
Dundee United manager Tam Courts told the Scottish Daily Express that they got positive news after checking the extent of Levitt’s injury.
“Dylan’s injury isn’t as bad as we thought it might be, so that’s positive news and great to hear,” the manager said.
“It’s difficult to confirm whether he’ll be ready for Wednesday but even hearing those words was a big boost.
“When someone goes off with a hamstring injury like that you automatically fear the worst. But he’s okay, he’s desperate to get back to play as many games as he can.
“We will protect him as much as possible but he’ll be back for the run-in towards the top six for sure.
“This is a point of the season where you want all your big players available, Dylan is one of those for us so it’s very positive news.”
Check out Levitt’s screamer against Motherwell below, courtesy of Sky Sports:
What a hit! 💥🚀
Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt scored a ROCKET for Dundee United in their win over Motherwell! 👏 pic.twitter.com/HVEsWqmZuo
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 10, 2022
Of course, Levitt is not the only United midfielder away on loan who has flourished this season. This week James Garner was named in the Championship team of the month for February, with Nottingham Forest pushing for one of the play-off spots this season.
Hopefully Levitt and Garner get chances to impress on the pre-season tour.