Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘phenomenal’ Arsenal star Kieran Tierney

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Kieran Tierney has been in fine form for Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed ‘phenomental’ Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney.

The Scotland international joined the Gunners from Celtic in a £25million deal in 2019 but his debut campaign was ravaged by injury.

However, Tierney has made up for lost time so far this term and has been the Gunners’ most consistent performer in a difficult campaign for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Tierney formed a crucial part of the Scotland side that qualified for Euro2021 through the play-offs and Ferguson has paid tribute to his compatriot for the form he’s shown at club and international level.

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Ferguson has been impressed by Tierney (Photo by CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

‘I do think Scotland have some very good midfield players, and I’m not sure how they’re gonna play Andy Robertson and Tierney in the same team,’ Ferguson said on the Lockdown Theatre – A Team Talk With Legends show on Friday night.

‘I know there were some situations where they played Tierney as the third centre-back, but the form of Tierney since he’s gone to Arsenal has been phenomenal.

‘Robertson’s career at Liverpool has just got bigger and bigger.’

Tierney missed Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday as a precaution, as the Scot felt a tight hamstring.

However, the Scot was spotted back in training on Sunday and he’s expected to face Newcastle United at the Emirates tonight provided he can pass a late fitness test.

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