Watch: Man Utd loanee Dylan Levitt registers first assist for NK Istra 1961


Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt registered his first assist for Croatian top-flight side Nogometni Klub Istra 1961 during their 3-0 win over NK Oriolik. 

Levitt, who made his senior United debut in the Europa League clash with Astana last season, spent the first half of 2020-21 on loan at Charlton Athletic in League One but made just five appearances in all competitions

After the deal was terminated in January, he made the rather bold step of a loan to Croatia to get the game time required to secure a place in the Wales squad for the Euros.

“A lot of young players at United were feeling the same as me this season, in that they were looking for more first-team minutes,” Levitt told The Times. “The transfer window had closed but I was desperate to play, and the window here [in Croatia] was still open.

“It’s only until May, but there are a lot of games between now and then. I think we’ve got about 15 games in two-and-a-bit months. If you don’t mind putting the work in, it’s great. A lot better than three months in the under-23s.”

After making his debut from the bench against NK Lokomotiva, the midfielder started against NK Oriolik in the Croatian Cup and setup Taichi Hara.  

He’s now been named in the Wales squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers and will be hoping to add to his five international caps.

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