Rangers have responded on Twitter after the UEFA Europa League account put Ibrox star Allan McGregor up against Celtic keeper Joe Hart.

McGregor has come in for a lot of criticism over the past few weeks, as Rangers have conceded a number of avoidable goals.

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Allan McGregor has been struggling for form in recent times. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some asserted that the 39-year-old was finished and suggested that Jon McLaughlin should replace him for good as no.1.

However, the veteran silenced his critics with a world-class double save deep into the second half of the Gers’ 2-0 Europa League Group A victory over Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

He kept out a close-range header with his right hand before saving a follow-up effort with his left foot.

McGregor’s fine work ensured that Rangers maintained the two-goal margin they required to secure second spot in the group with a game to spare.

It wasn’t the only excellent double save produced in the latest round of fixtures in the competition, though.

Aleksandr Selikhov of Spartak Moscow pulled off one against Napoli on Wednesday night, while Celtic’s Joe Hart also produced one in the Hoops’ defeat to Bayer Leverkusen earlier on Thursday.

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Rangers responded after McGregor’s double-stop was pitted against Celtic keeper Joe Hart’s by the UEFA Europa League Twitter account. (Photo by Patrick Goosen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

On Friday morning, the official UEFA Europa League account shared footage of all three double-stops and asked their 8.8 million followers which one was the best.

As far as Rangers were concerned, there was only one winner.

“It can only be Greegsy!” the club’s official account tweeted in response, alongside a raised hands emoji and a snap of each of the saves.

The post went down well with supporters and by the time of writing, had racked up around 3k likes.

Here’s what a blown-away Giovanni van Bronckhorst had to say about McGregor after the game.

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