Chris Sutton has commented on the speculation suggesting that Manchester United are set to have scouts at Celtic Park on Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final battle against Rangers.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for the full-back for some time but the suggestion of a move appeared to die down after the 20-year-old pledged his future to the Hoops last October by signing an extension to his contract until 2023.
Former Hoops striker, Sutton, reckons that United would be “lucky” to have the defender at Old Trafford.
As quoted in the Daily Mail the pundit said: “One thing that stands out straight away with Kieran Tierney is his personality. He’s only 20, but has already captained Scotland.
He’s level-headed, hard-working and very likeable. And he’s a grafter, someone who works hard for the team.
It doesn’t surprise me Manchester United are after him. He’s a Jose Mourinho-type player.”
And added: “United would be lucky to have him.”
The former forward, who was himself a Premier League champion with Blackburn Rovers, did point to the fact that Tierney’s attacking threat wasn’t what it was last season but expects the 20-year-old to improve on that.
Football Insider verdict:
Tierney has the experience of a player who has far more years on the clock than he does. Not only is he virtually a Champions League veteran at 20-years-old, he also has a wealth of know-how when it comes to winning league titles. Sutton is clearly a big fan of the defender and was right about the full-back’s attitude. His work ethic and positivity will be a stark contrast to what Jose Mourinho currently has in Luke Shaw. The Portuguese boss has frequently questioned the former Southampton defender’s lack of match fitness and mental strength – evidently not a fan of the 22-year-old.
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