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Manchester United preparing to hijack any Liverpool bid for Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic of the United States mens national team runs with the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Trinidad and Tobago at the Ato Boldon Stadium on October 10 Liverpool move for Christian Pulisic talked up
Montrelle Montesinos | 13 Enero, 2018, 00:25

He can kick the ball around really well.

Bakambu, on the cusp of 27, certainly isn't finished, and neither is Aubameyang at 28.

Indeed, it is telling that his options are so limited, even though recent transfer activity has seen some suggestions of a reunion with former boss Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Liverpool have been tipped to make a concerted effort to get Pulisic at the end of the season.

Pulisic - who was a boyhood United fan - has seven goals and one assist in all competitions this season, and his budding potential could see his value skyrocket as the American is considered one of the most promising teenagers in world football. This is a reality not shared by many top-level sides, who often have to remain patient against massed ranks.

However, United are now thought to be interested too, and are prepared to hijack their bitter rivals with their own move for Pulisic, and the commercial angle - making Pulisic a major marketing star in the United States - hasn't gone unnoticed either.

"I've come into a bigger role with the national team in the US; but I think the environment here definitely helps".

According to Bild, the pair attempted to resolve the matter, sitting down together at Marbella Airport to clear the air before flying back to Germany on Tuesday. It is two things mainly: first, both players lifted their teams, representing a quantum leap in success and accomplishment. I try to work on them throughout the week. "And thus I see Christian with us in the long-term".

Aubameyang has repeatedly made the headlines in the past year after a succession of disciplinary problems.

Pulisic jokes that Stoger's Austrian dialect is hard to understand - "I have to concentrate really hard" - but there's little doubt that the 51-year-old's more pragmatic defensive setup has yielded some instant stability.

Upon his return from the disastrous 2-1 qualifying defeat in Trinidad and Tobago in October last year - a result that saw Panama and Honduras pass the Americans in the CONCACAF standings to reach the finals - Pulisic says he had to endure some light schadenfreude in the Dortmund dressing room. His team focus, energy and encouragement is a fantastic shield for a youngster who is learning the game.