Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald believes his old club’s 9-0 hammering of Dundee United is a “statement of intent” ahead of the first Old Firm game of the season.
Ange Postecoglou’s side recorded their biggest away victory in the league at Tannadice Park as they piled more misery on United and manager Jack Ross.
“Some of the passing play was electrifying,” McDonald told Sky Sports.
“Since Ange Postecoglou has taken over you see the attacking style he wants to play and the players have really bought into it.
“It really is a statement of intent, a ‘catch me if you can.'”
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Rangers are currently two points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership after their winning start to the season was ended by a 2-2 draw at Hibernian earlier in August.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has not beaten Postecoglou’s defending champions in the league so far, but McDonald is expecting a close encounter.