Report: 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,...

Manchester United are reportedly ready to rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic.

Christian Pulisic #10 of the United States reacts to a goal during the final round qualifying match against Panama for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Orlando City Stadium on October 6, 2017 in...

According to The Independent, Manchester United are ready to rival Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic, potentially at the end of the season.

The Red Devils have been in the market for new wingers and playmakers of late, and their latest target may just fill both roles for Jose Mourinho.

The Independent report that United hold an interest in signing Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic, and are ready to rival any Liverpool bid for the teenager.

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,...

Pulisic, 19, joined Dortmund back in 2015, and has emerged as one of the world's top young players, smashing 11 goals in 78 games for the Bundesliga side.

With nine goals in 20 caps for the United States as well, Pulisic looks set for stardom, and it has long seemed like a matter of time before Premier League clubs eyed up major bids.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was in charge of Dortmund when Pulisic made the move to Signal Iduna Park three years ago, and he is understood to be very keen on a summer reunion at Anfield.

Hanover's German defender Oliver Sorg and Dortmund's US midfielder Christian Pulisic (front) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match Hanover 96 vs...

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.

It's claimed that United could offer up former Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan in part-exchange, which could just give them the upper hand in the race for Pulisic's signature as Liverpool fear losing out.

Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund passes the ball during the preseason friendly match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Borussia Dortmund at Saitama Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Saitama,...

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