Manchester United in Chase for Highly-Rated Dortmund Teenager


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Manchester United are renewing their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, according to Daily Mail reports.

The 19-year-old was high on Jose Mourinho’s list of targets last summer but signing Romelu Lukaku, 24, put moves for the USA international on the backburner.

With a move to Old Trafford off the cards, Liverpool stepped in, but their advances were rebuffed by the Bundesliga club who want more than £35m for the highly-rated teenager.

Pulisic is receiving widespread acclaim for his form this season for club and country. He was voted the Team USA Player of the Year recently.

Mourinho is looking to replace Armenian international Henrik Mkhitaryan, 28, is on his way out of the after falling from the manager’s favour. Inter Milan and Dortmund are both reported to be interested in the experienced pro.

United’s surprise 2 – 1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate last night intensified criticism of the gaps in the Red Devils’ squad. Fans responded to the Carabao Cup with calls on social media for United’s hierarchy to back the manager in the January transfer window.

With Manchester City running away with the Premier League, decisive action is expected from the club to close the gap.