Christian Pulisic Watch: How did USMNT star perform v. Man United?
Christian Pulisic had a frustrating outing as Chelsea played out a draw at Manchester United on Saturday.
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In the pouring rain at Old Trafford, Pulisic played for 81 minute as he worked hard on the left flank but was closely marshaled by Man United’s defense in a tight game.
The USMNT star, 22, has had better game, but so too has the rest of Chelsea’s attack. Pulisic had been struggling with a knock before this game, so it was no surprise that Frank Lampard whipped him off in the second half.
Here’s a look at how Christian Pulisic performed at Old Trafford.
Christian Pulisic news: Minute-by-minute analysis on how the USMNT star performed
1st minute: Starts in a very central position, just to the left, under Timo Werner.
2nd minute: Dispossessed by Scott McTominay in his own half. Then a long ball over the top almost finds him but Victor Lindelof heads clear.
5th minute: After being involved on the edge of his own box, runs forward. Then goes on a mazy run forward which is ended by Aaron Wan-Bissaka making a perfectly timed tackle in his own box.
9th minute: Flicks the ball on but it goes out of play in the driving rain in Manchester.
17th minute: A corner sees the ball find him on the edge of the box but he scuffs a shot which is cleared.
18th minute: Wins a throw in on the left, then pops up on the left side of the box but is closely marked.
20th minute: Pops up on the left, again, but his cross is cleared. Growing into the game.
23rd minute: Picks up a loose ball but his pass to Timo Werner is cut out.
27th minute: Gets the ball on the edge of the box. Scott McTominay again paying close attention to Pulisic, who plays it to Chilwell who wins a free kick.
33rd minute: Played in down the left, cuts inside and hits a shot on goal which is straight at David de Gea.
34th minute: Gets the ball after Fred is sloppy in possession, then has a shot on goal which Victor Lindelof deflects wide. Promising.
48th minute: Nice turn and played it out wide to Chilwell but nothing came of the attack.
49th minute: Ran towards goal and took the ball past Maguire, but just eased off it as he ran into the box.
53rd minute: Cut inside from the left and played the ball to Kai Havertz, but the attack broke down. Moments later made a good run but Havertz couldn’t find him.
54th minute: Dropping into more central positions to try and get on the ball more.
55th minute: Clips a cross towards Havertz but he overhits it and it goes out for a goal kick. Moments later he plays a ball forward but it is straight to Manchester United.
60th minute: Reece James’ cross from the right almost finds the onrushing Pulisic at the back post, but a slight touch takes the ball away from him.
63rd minute: Werner races clear and Pulisic makes a great run to his right, and is in tons of space, but Werner didn’t see him.
70th minute: After Manchester United brought on Pogba and Cavani, the game swung in their favor. Pulisic and Co. were struggling to get on the ball.
75th minute: Clattered by McTominay as he tries to latch onto a loose ball. Hobbles away.
81st minute: Subbed off and replaced by Hakim Ziyech. A frustrating outing for Pulisic.