How ex-Scotland captain Darren Fletcher urged Dundee United youngster to make the most of Manchester United loan move

Dylan Levitt has revealed the backing of Darren Fletcher for his loan move to Dundee United from Manchester United.

Dylan Levitt. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

The 20-year-old Wales midfielder took counsel from the former Scotland captain, currently the technical director at Old Trafford, before undertaking the third loan spell of his career after time spent at Charlton and Croatian club Istra 1961.

Ahead of the trip to St Mirren in the cinch Premiership on Saturday, Levitt said: "Darren Fletcher spoke to me a few times before I came up and he said, 'Go and show what you can do, it's a good league, the quality is very good and it is very physical and try to do well'. He is very supportive.

Sign up to our Football newsletter

Sign up to our Football newsletter

"I was with them in pre-season for a month or so and he was always on to me, wanting the best out of me, day-in, day-out in training. He was always helping me if I was struggling, always by my side in training really. If I needed anything I asked him and he was always there.

Former Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group / SFA)

"It is always good to get out on loan to get game time, to try to improve yourself as a player.

"Hopefully I can show what I can do here and show the players and staff what I am capable of.

"United just wanted me to go out and express myself and obviously they will assess me when I go back but they just want me to do my best."

Levitt impressed in the league win over St Johnstone and the defeat against Hearts before playing for Wales in their goalless friendly in Finland during the international break.

Get a year of unlimited access to all The Scotsman's sport coverage without the need for a full subscription. Expert analysis of the biggest games, exclusive interviews, live blogs, transfer news and 70 per cent fewer ads on - all for less than £1 a week. Subscribe to us today