Sport Tierney plays down United links

16:30  16 april  2018
16:30  16 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Kieran Tierney returns to training to hand Rodgers boost

  Kieran Tierney returns to training to hand Rodgers boost Kieran Tierney has returned to Celtic training today, handing Brendan Rodgers a big fitness boost. The young full-back last featured for Celtic over four weeks ago but returned to training today after missing the Hoops last three games. Tierney also missed international duty with Scotland, missing the win over Hungary and the defeat to Costa Rica. The young Scot picked up the calf injury in the 3-2 win over Rangers in the old firm derby. Now he is back in training, Tierney should be close to returning to first-team action for Celtic. Callum McGregor has been brought into the side to cover for Tierney, who has been a key absence for Celtic.Tierney’s drive and ability on the left-hand side has been a big miss for Celtic. Another person spotted at Celtic training was Brendan Rodgers’ son Anton. Anton is currently plying his trade in non-league football in England with Hungerford Town, but trained with Celtic in pre-season.

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Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has played down suggestions that he could leave for Manchester United this summer.

Speaking to The Times, as reported by the Metro, Tierney says the only thing he is concerned about at the moment is Celtic.

“I’m not thinking about anyone other than Celtic just now. I’m enjoying my career here; I’ve just signed a six-year deal, so if that doesn’t say long-term, I don’t know what does.”

The Premier League giants had reportedly sent scouts to run the rule over the youngster during their Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers on Sunday.

Tierney impressed, as he has done all season for the Hoops in their 4-0 win at Hampden Park.

Several Premier League sides have been linked with the defender but United have been leading the race to sign him.

Jose Mourinho’s men are said to be impressed by the player’s versatility in defence and have earmarked him as a potential replacement for Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.

Pogba plays down fears over his relationship with Jose Mourinho .
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has once again talked up his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho. Speaking on French TV show Canal Football, as reported by the Daily Mail, Pogba was adamant there is no problem between the pair. “I do not have any problem with Mourinho, I do not think he’s either. He’s [Mourinho] the coach, he’s going to make choices and I as a player, I accept him. That is all.” The French midfielder has seen questions raised about his future at Manchester United throughout the season and his relationship with Mourinho. Reports have claimed that the pair had fallen out on various occasions, leading to claims that Mourinho will sell the player this summer. Despite impressing in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, the former Juventus midfielder has struggled for consistency this season. Pogba was dropped from the first-team squad earlier this season, raising more concerns about the player’s future at Old Trafford. Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the midfielder throughout the season.

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