Report: Manchester United to monitor Celtic's Tierney over next 12 months

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Manchester United will reportedly keep a close eye on Kieran Tierney over the next 12 months and may move to sign the Celtic star next year.

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will assess his left-back options over the next 12 months rather than signing a new player this summer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Mourinho was going to try and secure someone in the position before the 2018/19 season, but has decided to stick with Ashley Young and Luke Shaw for the time being.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Shaw could well become the Red Devils' long term solution on the left side of defence, although that does not mean other possibilities will not be monitored over the next 12 months.

Mourinho is keen to inject his squad with youth, as shown by the recent £17.4m signing of 19-year-old Diogo Dalot, and the same will be true when looking at left sided players.

That is why previous interest in Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose and Alex Sandro of Juventus, both of whom are 27, has been dropped.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates as Celtic win the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on May 13, 2018...

Instead Mourinho will keep close tabs on Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon - who in truth has developed into more of a winger than a full-back - and Celtic's Kieran Tierney.

With Sessegnon increasingly operating further up the pitch, if Shaw does not impress during the next campaign then Tierney could well be targeted this time next year.

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