Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has sprung a surprise by naming Callum McGregor in his starting line-up for tonight’s Champions League test against the mighty Barcelona – and just about nobody is happy about it.
The Hoops take on Messi and co under the floodlights at Parkhead knowing that, realistically, they must win either tonight or away to Manchester City on December 6 to remain in European football after Christmas.
And, by the looks of things, McGregor has been given the nod to play on the right-hand side of midfield, ahead of Patrick Roberts and James Forrest:
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 23, 2016
It’s McGregor’s first start in the Champions League group stages but he did come off the bench in the last match away to Borussia Mönchengladbach and squandered a brilliant chance with the score tied at 1-1.
You never know, picking him might be a masterstroke, but a lot of supporters really aren’t keen:
Genuinely think I'd put a in a better shift than Callum Mcgregor and am shite
— Lewis (@lewismac_14) November 23, 2016
fek off Callum mcgregor
— shannon (@shannonhutt_) November 23, 2016
Callum Mcgregor boils ma blood
— ryandruce (@Ryan_Druce) November 23, 2016
Callum mcgregor on the wing ? rather have Connor mcgregor in there
— Nathan mcfarlane (@Nate_Doggg90) November 23, 2016
Don't rate Callum mcgregor at all, reminds me too much of the deila era when he plays, get him to fuck
— DalePotter (@dpotter94__) November 23, 2016
Callum McGregor starting against Barca gives me the absolute fear
— Michael Robertson (@Michael_R97) November 23, 2016
Frustrating to see Patrick Roberts get so little game time, especially in the big games. Not a fan of Callum McGregor starting.
— Daniel White (@danwhitepr) November 23, 2016
Callum McGregor's maw must be pumpin Brendan Rodgers
— deano ? (@carrick_dean) November 23, 2016
Callum McGregor starting man! What a joke.
— Calvin Palmer (@calvinpalmer_) November 23, 2016
GET CALLUM MCGREGOR TO FUCK
— Kieran Duffy (@DuffyShaaaain) November 23, 2016
How the fuck is Callum McGregor getting a start over Forrest/Roberts?
— Michael Fox (@_MF22) November 23, 2016
Don't know what Rodgers sees in Callum Mcgregor!! Weak link ?? #CELFCB
— Curzo ® (@paul_curran7) November 23, 2016
What do you make of the selection?