The left-back position has been a major area of concern for the Premier League giants Manchester United so far this season. Under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils have chiselled a solid start to their campaign in the league as they have bagged 16 points from their first 6 games. They are placed 2nd in the league table, with their latest outing ending in a 1-0 win for them over Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
Mourinho made three quality signings in the shapes of Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic during the summer transfer window in order to beef up his arsenal.
However, their problematic left-back position wasn’t sorted and as a result, the former Chelsea manager has had to station the likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young at the aforesaid position. There is an apparent need to find a regular starter on the left side of United’s defence.
As per one of the latest reports, Celtic’s sensational youngster Kieran Tierney is perceived to be on the radar of Mourinho and scouts have been sent regularly to pencil the manner in which the starlet plies his trade. Tierney is on the wish-list of many top sides like Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea owing to his dazzling run of form ever since breaking into the senior side of the Bhoys and his calibre has not gone unnoticed.
Tierney is a modern-day fullback with a commendable inclination towards marauding forward to showcase his attacking prowess. He toils relentlessly up and down the pitch and knits a fine balance between his offensive and defensive endeavours. The Celtic youth product loves to tackle and does that meticulously and breaks the counter-attacks of the opposition in a shrewd manner.
One of the strongest suits of Tierney is his technical edge and understanding of the game which makes him an appealing commodity. Despite his young age, he has shown immense maturity, calmness and composure and no wonder why his stocks are so highly rated. He has the requisite pace in his boots and is a tenacious character, someone who is hard to be beaten in the one-on-one situations.
A move to the Old Trafford should be a compelling one for the Scottish international, and a bid during the January transfer window from the red half of Manchester might be on the cards. He has proved his mettle in the Scottish Premiership and it is only a matter of time before he makes a switch to a club playing in the English top flight.