Sir Alex Ferguson is feeling ‘optimistic’ ahead of Euro 2020 – with Arsenal and Liverpool pair Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson a big reason why.

The Arsenal and Liverpool left-back’s are almost guaranteed starters this summer as Steve Clarke takes Scotland to its first major tournament since 1998. Tierney will feature providing he overcomes a knee injury, scheduled to return to Gunners training in two-three weeks.

The Arsenal and Liverpool pair have been immense.

The Arsenal and Liverpool pair have been immense. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Robertson is Scotland’s captain and has played left-back for Clarke, his natural position at Liverpool. Tierney meanwhile has been moved into left-centre-back but the Arsenal star has still coped admirably to become a key player.

It leaves Scotland great Ferguson in good spirits ahead of the summer (Scotland NT): “I am optimistic. Players that are playing in England – [Kieran] Tierney has been absolutely fantastic at Arsenal, absolutely fantastic, [Andy] Robertson the last two years at Liverpool has been unbelievable.”

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