United striker target admits European ‘dream’

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Manchester United striker target Alan Pulido admits playing European football is a dream he hopes to achieve.

The 20-year-old Tigres forward was reported to have emerged on the Red Devils radar yesterday, with various British sources claiming United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was tracking the Mexican U20 international who is tipped to shine for his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

And Pulido has responded instantly, admitting that it is an ambition of his to play for a team in Europe, and follow in the footsteps of Javier Hernandez.

"I feel mature because of how much I have learnt from [coach] 'Tuca' Ferretti. I have improved many things but I still have things to work on. However, I'm ready for whatever comes," he told Esto.

"As a kid, you always dream of playing in Europe. It is one of my ambitions to be in Europe and, if given the opportunity, that would be great.

"Every player has their qualities, Chicharito is a very intelligent forward who moves very well, looking for spaces. I am not such an out-and-out centre forward. I come back more, but I have no less or more than him. Let's see what happens."

‘Chicharito’ has enjoyed great success since moving to Old Trafford after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, enjoying a great first season before playing more of a bit-part role behind Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck this term.

However, the forward showed he hasn’t lost his eye for goal in the 2-0 Europa League win over Ajax on Thursday night, and his constant form could tempt Ferguson into moving for another Mexican hitman.

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