United eye Celtic sen­sa­tion as cover for Darmian’s in­tended exit

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de­mand up­wards of £10mil­lion (RM55.4 mil­lion).

Tier­ney claimed af­ter­wards Gor­don Stra­chan’s sur­prise selec­tion at Ham­p­den Park was some­thing he rel­ished, which will have in­ter­ested United fur­ther.

Jose Mour­inho is on the hunt for full backs this sum­mer, with a ques­tion mark over the fu­tures of Luke Shaw and Mat­teo Darmian.

Darmian would pre­fer a switch back to Italy if he was to leave Old Traf­ford af­ter fill­ing in a num­ber of roles this term.

The 27-year-old’s po­ten­tial de­par­ture would see United re­quir­ing a de­fender just as ver­sa­tile, with con­stant checks be­ing made on Tier­ney.

United are also known to have looked at Celtic’s top scorer Moussa Dem­bele. Daily Mail jump way ahead of Guardi­ola in the earn­ing stakes, with the Spaniard in­volved in far fewer off-the-pitch ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mour­inho’s com­mer­cial pop­u­lar­ity has helped him move ahead of Mar­cello Lippi, who earns a whop­ping £20.3m in his role as China man­ager.

De­spite be­ing with­out a club since be­ing sacked by Paris Saint-Ger­main last sum­mer, Lau­rent Blanc re­mains third on the list of top-earn­ing bosses.

The for­mer France de­fender will take home £17.3m this sea­son, which was the re­ported pay-off he re­ceived from the Ligue 1 gi­ants.

Be­tween Blanc and Guardi­ola sits Bay­ern Mu­nich man­ager Carlo Ancelotti, who is en­joy­ing a fine first sea­son at the Al­lianz Arena.

The ex-Real Madrid boss will earn £13.7m this sea­son, just over £1m more than his pre­de­ces­sor Guardi­ola. Daily Mail

Scot­land’s Kieran Tier­ney (left) is chal­lenged by Slove­nia’s Rene Krhin in their World Cup qual­i­fier on Sun­day.

Jose Mour­inho

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