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Two England superpowers chasing Christian Pulisic

Two England superpowers chasing Christian Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic is reportedly being targeted by Manchester United, who are ready to compete with arch-rivals Liverpool for the USA international's signature in the summer transfer window.

Pulisic has, however, tried to overcome the crushing disappointment of failure to qualify for Russia 2018 by concentrating on his club performances with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

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

Pulisic won the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year award last month. But [the winter break] has given us good time in the training camp to learn some things and see how we want to play and figure things out.

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.

"LeBron James has always been the biggest one - I just love to watch him", Pulisic told ESPNFC. Rashford has become a regular starter, and Jesse Lingard has been one of the club's standout performers this term.

It was with the arrival of Eto'o that the concept of a proper Big Two truly began to coalesce in Spain in the mid-noughties.

The 19-year-old winger has shown tremendous class since breaking into the Dortmund's first-team last year. "It is! I can jump high, I can dunk - nobody really believes that I can".

There is simply no potential for this sort of reinvention in a league like the CSL which, for all its ostentation, is still too busy finding itself.

The inside view is that Pulisic could well be the USA's first soccer megastar - with all the commercial value that will bring.

The report claims United "strongly challenge" Liverpool if they make a move for Pulisic in the summer.

"We were missing his position and that's why we called him up", Klopp said in a press conference.

"It's not about completely restarting".