Report: Manchester United will scout Kieran Tierney during Celtic game

Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Igor Smolnikov of Zenit St. Petersburg clash during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February...

Reported Manchester United target Kieran Tierney will feature for Celtic against Old Firm rivals Rangers this weekend.

Candeias of Rangers vies with Kieran Tierney of Celtic during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Manchester United will send a scout to Hampden Park to watch Celtic star Kieran Tierney in action against Rangers in the Old Firm derby, according to The Daily Mail.

Tierney is likely to start for Celtic in their Scottish Cup semi-final tie against Graeme Murty’s Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic is tackled by Michael Tidser of Greenock Morton during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in...

It has been reported by The Daily Mail that the European giants, who have won the Champions League three times and are one of the biggest clubs in the world, will have a scout at the game to observe the 20-year-old defender.

It has also been reported that United manager Jose Mourinho wanted to watch the left-back in action in person at Hampden Park last month during Scotland’s international friendly against Costa Rica, but the youngster had to withdraw due to injury.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates with teammate Kieran Tierney after he scores his team's third goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at...

Quality defender

Tierney, who can operate as a centre-back or as a left-back, is one of the best young defenders in Europe.

The Scotland international will be a key player for Celtic against Rangers, and it should not be come as a surprise if he impresses the United scout in attendance.

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