Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic has revealed he supported Manchester United as a child, with his favourite player being Wayne Rooney.
Pulisic, 17, is a United States international who operates as an attacking midfielder, and was linked with a move to Liverpool this summer – but his comments have the potential to alienate him from the club’s supporters before arriving.
“I was a big Manchester United fan when I was younger,” Pulisic told ESPN.
“I loved to watch Rooney. I wouldn’t say I’m a similar player, though.
“I think his (Rooney’s) passion for the game is something you don’t see much in players. That’s what I loved about him.”
The playmaker also spoke about what it is like to battle for a starting berth with quality players such as Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle.
“I don’t look at those guys any differently than I do any other player because of what they have accomplished already,” Pulisic added.
“I don’t think the coach does either. I think he’s just looking at every day in training and how we’re performing at the moment.”