Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie lauds Rangers performance in win over Celtic
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Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie lauds Rangers performance in win over Celtic

Sheffield United striker and well-known bluenose, Oli McBurnie, praised Rangers on Twitter on Saturday afternoon following their 2-0 win over Celtic.

The Gers dominated the first Old Firm of 2020, with goals in each half from Connor Goldson securing all three points at Parkhead.

Connor Goldson celebrates scoring against Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard became the first Gers boss since Walter Smith to secure back-to-back away wins over the Hoops and the host’s failure to land a shot on target was a reflection of his side’s dominance.

After the game, Scotland international, McBurnie, who regularly expresses his love for the Gers on social media, posted a celebratory tweet.

“What a beautiful game of football, a joy to watch,” he wrote, alongside a Union Jack emoji.

He followed that up almost immediately with another tweet in which he praised Gers midfielder, Glen Kamara.

Given that Kamara moved to Rangers from Dundee in 2019 for £50k [Glasgow Times] and McBurnie joined the Blades from Swansea City in August of the same year for a reported £20m [BBC], there’s a big gap between the two players’ most recent transfer fees.

Yet, the Finland international is shining for club and country at the minute and was the standout midfielder on show on Saturday, earning him praise from many supporters.

Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie praised Glen Kamara for his performance in Rangers’ win over Celtic. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

McBurnie is clearly a fan of the 24-year-old and his manager, Chris Wilder, may well be too. That’s because reported in August that United were interested in Kamara and willing to pay around £10 million to bring him to Bramall Lane.

No move materialised in the end, but if he continues to produce high-quality performances, it would be no surprise if more Premier League clubs registered their interest.