Liverpool’s £11m summer target Christian Pulisic has revealed that he was a big Manchester United fan when he was younger; he’s now 17.
United States international Pulisic has already forced his way into the first team at Borussia Dortmund, and ex-boss Jurgen Klopp is one of his biggest fans.
‘An unsuccessful late move for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic does not signal the end of Liverpool’s interest,’ wrote Liverpool journalist Tony Barrett on Tuesday.
But Pulisic has now told ESPN that his first love was Manchester United and his hero was Wayne Rooney.
“I was a big Manchester United fan when I was younger, so I loved to watch Wayne Rooney.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a similar player, though. I think his passion for the game is something you don’t see much in players. That’s what I loved about him.”