Manchester United is reportedly gearing up to sign Christian Pulisic on a loan move following reports claiming that Chelsea will allow the United States forward to leave the club during the January transfer window.
According to an ESPN report, Manchester United, Newcastle, and Arsenal have all been made aware of Pulisic’s availability. Similarly, the player’s agent is already on the move to find him a suitable club after Chelsea signed him in £58 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
Reports also say that Man United is planning to make a substantial move in January after the club’s decision to release Cristiano Ronaldo. Sources say the United manager Erik Ten Hag is highly impressed with Pulisic’s versatility across the front line and hence wouldn't mind bringing the American into the squad on loan.
Notably, United have had an interest in Pulistic in the past, although Chelsea moved quickly in 2019 to beat the competition from clubs and sign him. As per ESPN, Pulisic’s injury at Chelsea is also one of the concerns for United, but still, he remains a player of interest in January because of the lack of proven options expected to be available on loan.
The 24-year-old has been representing the United States in Qatar World Cup 2022 as Gregg Berhalter’s side heads into Tuesday’s Group B game against Iran. In the marquee tournament so far, Pulisic has given an assist during USA's 1-1 draw against Wales.
He also put up a great performance against England in the USA's second Group B game. After the match, he expressed that the result gave the team confidence but his team had multiple chances to win the game.
Pulisic said, "A draw's not the worst thing, but I felt like there were stretches of where we showed confidence and had a lot of the play, and created chances, and even could have won the game."
He also talked about how the job is still unfinished as they have to play a do-or-die game against Iran. "Everyone back home watching, I hope we made a lot of people proud," Pulisic said after the game, via ESPN. "But the job isn't even close to done, so we've got a lot of work left to do."