United's McNair Turf bound?

Last updated : 01 August 2016 By The Editor's Chair

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers faces competition from Burnley to land the signature of Manchester United's Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair.

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Burnley gaffer Sean Dyche looks set to provide stiff competition for Glasgow Celtic as the hoops attempt to land the versatile Northern Ireland international from Manchester United. 

McNair is an excellent utility player, preferring a midfield berth but can also operate equally effectively in the defensive line. Dyche wanted the player in January but was unable to reach an agreement with the Old Trafford outfit. 

The Clarets have already had multiple offers for central midfielders Jeff Hendrick and Dale Stephens knocked back. Strengthening his midfield options remains the Burnley manager's main objective.  

McNair’s sudden availability has re-ignited Dyche's interest who is now seriously considering a renewed move for the young Old Trafford starlet.

The lack of a transfer fee is a massive bonus for the prudent Lancashire club and it is understood United would consider any permanent transfer bid.

A loan deal is also acceptable to new United supremo Mourinho and young McNair might just agree to a move to join his old pal Michael Keane. (TEC)