Former Hibernian attacker Tam McManus insists he is yet to see Rangers’ supposed big players set up in the way Celtic’s do.


Celtic and Rangers collided in the Scottish Premiership at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon and the Bhoys came out on top, running out 2-1 winners.


Paulo Bernardo handed Celtic the lead after 25 minutes with a superb strike, while Kyogo Furuhashi drove a dagger into Rangers’ heart just two minutes into the second half when he doubled the hosts’ advantage.




Rangers then saw Leon Balogun sent off for hauling down Daizen Maeda, who was clean through on goal, 20 minutes later.


A James Tavernier free-kick near the death gave Rangers some hope, but they could not find a second and Celtic ended the Gers’ 16-game unbeaten run.



For former top flight attacker McManus, the game was a case of Celtic’s big players stepping up, while Rangers’ failed to do so.


“Big players step up in big games for Celtic that’s why I really fancied them today”, McManus wrote on X.



“[Callum] McGregor head and shoulders the best player on the pitch. Kyogo scores again.


“Yet to see it from Rangers supposedly big players especially against Celtic.”


Rangers will now have to regroup under Clement and make sure they now win at Ibrox against Kilmarnock on 2nd January before the winter break kicks in.