Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt has admitted that it was a “great feeling” to net his first senior goal after scoring in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Kilmarnock in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday afternoon.
With the contest at Rugby Park level at 1-1 at the end of normal time, Levitt netted his first goal of his senior career in extra time to seal the Tangerines’ path to the fifth round.
The Welshman — who joined the Scottish outfit on loan from United for the season back in August — picked the ball up just outside the penalty area and a very quick change of feet once inside the box enabled him to fire a low, left-footed effort into the bottom corner, leaving Kilmarnock goalkeeper Zachary Hemming with no chance between the sticks.
With 1,600 Dundee supporters having made the trip to Rugby Park, Levitt admitted that it was a special feeling to have netted his first senior goal with so many away fans in attendance.
“It was my first senior goal and I’m very happy for myself, the team and the travelling fans,” Levitt said, as quoted by The Herald. “We got what we deserved from the game and we found a way to win.
“It’s always good to get into the next round. I was surprised by the way they opened up at the goal – I just saw space and kept going and then saw even more space.
“That let me get my finish off and celebrate with the fans. It was amazing because every player wants to score, especially in a cup tie. And when you see so many fans at an away day it was a great feeling.
“It’s always good to have chemistry in a team so you play to other players’ strengths and work off that.
“Butch (Calum Butcher) and I did well here and it’s good to play alongside him.
“Adapting is a massive thing in football. You’ve got to be able to adapt to a lot of difficult situations and being away in so many different countries on international duty and learning from last season has helped me adapt really well to being in the Premiership.”
Since joining the Scottish Premiership side last summer, Levitt, who is very highly-rated at Old Trafford, has made 12 appearances in all competitions.