Manchester United are struggling to get deals done this summer. And their worries have been compounded by the disastrous start to the season, which has seen them lose back to back games in the Premier League and they sit at the bottom of the table.
It is safe to say that the situation is far from ideal for the Red Devils. The Erik ten Hag era has not gotten off to the start that the fans would have been hoping for and unless the clubs end up making additions, this could be the path that it continues on.
Manchester United have recently been linked with Hakim Ziyech, who has played under the management of Ten Hag at Ajax and was a key member of the team that managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League a few years back. But it looks like he is not the only Chelsea player that they have their eyes on.
As reported by The Athletic, Manchester United are considering taking Christian Pulisic on loan from Chelsea. The United States captain has struggled for playing time at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United want Chelsea star on loan
Pulisic was signed by Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund for a transfer fee believed to be around £58 million and seen by many as the heir to Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge back then.
Pulisic made a spectacular start to life at the club as well. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in 34 appearances for Chelsea in the 2019/20 campaign.
He seemed to be a player who rose to the occasion as well, impressing against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in his debut campaign for Chelsea. Things have gone downhill since then though.
At the moment, Pulisic does not have a clear role in Thomas Tuchel’s team and is an impact substitute at best. It is not hard to understand why he might be keen to play more minutes though, especially in a World Cup year.
But on the other hand, Chelsea have already allowed Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to leave this summer, while Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi could be on their way out as well. Thus, Pulisic leaving could leave them short of options up top. On top of that, there is hard to see why they would allow him to join a direct rival like Manchester United on loan.