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Manchester United Interested in USMNT Star Christian Pulisic, per Report

Following a dismal start to the new Premier League season, Manchester United is considering a loan move for United States and Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic, according to Andy Mitten of The Athletic.

Pulisic, who signed with Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, has reportedly grown frustrated with his lack of playing time in recent months under manager Thomas Tuchel and wants more time on the pitch ahead of the ’22 World Cup in Qatar. The club is aware of Pulisic’s frustrations and is willing to listen to loan offers, with the understanding that Manchester United is the 23-year-old’s preferred destination, according to Mitten. 

However, Manchester United is not the only club interested in the American forward. Newcastle United, Juventus and Atlético Madrid have also inquired about Pulisic’s availability, according to Mitten.

Manchester United’s desire to add reinforcements to Erik ten Hag’s squad comes after back-to-back poor performances to start the new season. After falling to Brighton in its opener, the club fell 4–0 to Brentford this past weekend, making ten Hag the first United manager to lose his first two games since John Chapman in 1921.

Pulisic, who will lead the USMNT into this winter’s World Cup, has come on as a substitute in each of Chelsea’s first two matches this season. The Hershey, Pa. native played in 22 games and made just 13 starts across all competitions last season after beginning the campaign with an ankle injury. 

Since joining Chelsea in 2019, Pulisic has scored 19 goals and tallied eight assists in 76 appearances and 50 starts. 

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