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Man United Show Interest In Celtic Striker Tony Watt

Old Trafford boss interested in Parkhead youngster.

Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly keeping tabs on Celtic’s teenage striking sensation Tony Watt. The Old Trafford boss has had scouts monitoring the Scottish Under 21 international since the back end of last term and will have been impressed with the progress the 18 year old has made of late.

The former Airdrie player moved to Parkhead in January 2011 for a fee of just £80k and is now considered one of the hottest prospects in Scottish football. Sir Alex Ferguson had recently adopted a youthful transfer policy, with one or two obvious exceptions, as he looks to build for the future.

Ferguson paid £4m to bring in young England Under 19 international Nick Powell and is seemingly interested in making a move for Celtic striker Watt, such have been the scouting reports he has received.

Watt scored a brace in his first appearance for Celtic, coming on as a substitute last April against Motherwell and netting twice within his first seven minutes for the Glasgow side. On Saturday the youngster made his first start for the Parkhead side and once again scored twice.

Lennon will be more than aware of the interest developing in his young charge and may well find it hard to keep hold of the teenager if a big side makes an offer.

Ferguson is likely to hold off on any offer for the Celtic striker this summer but is following his progress with a view to luring Watt to Man United if he does indeed continue to impress in the SPL.

Sir Alex Ferguson has brought in a number of young talents in recent seasons, with the likes of David de Gea, Javier Hernandez, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling making an instant impact following their arrivals at Man United and the Old Trafford boss will hope that Powell will move through the ranks to similarly become a first team regular.

The Man United boss may well see Watt as a player he would like to see follow a similar path to the Premier League side in six months to a year.


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