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Celtic star backed to be a ‘hell of a player’ for Man United

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has been tipped to become ‘a hell of a player’ for Manchester United, should he decide to swap Celtic Park for Old Trafford.

The Scottish youngster is one of a number of players who has been linked with a move to Man Utd in recent months, with Jose Mourinho known to be in the market for a new left-back this summer.

The Portuguese has been linked with potential moves for the likes of Danny Rose and Alex Sandro, but former Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has no doubts that his one time teammate could be a big success at the top end of the Premier League:

“Kieran has been touted as the next Manchester United or Arsenal left back,” Commons said.

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“But I just wonder if he can take the same confidence, bordering on arrogance – that whole ‘I’m Mr Celtic’ thing – into a dressing room with Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and David de Gea. Are you going to take that in there?

“If he can, then his attitude will be contagious, it will spread throughout the team, just like it does with Scott Brown. If Kieran can be that guy then not only will the fans relate to him the way they do in Glasgow, but he’ll be a hell of a player as well.

“He’ll have an impact on the field, but also on the stadium and, when the crowd responds in that manner, performance levels go through the roof. If Kieran can do that for a big club there will be no stopping him.”

Manchester United have had to utilise traditional left winger Ashley Young as their first choice left-back this season with Luke Shaw seemingly not trusted enough by Jose Mourinho.

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