Joe Hart: Celtic, as expected, dominated the ball and the Englishman was therefore rarely in a position to be called into action on his fourth match as captain. He was beaten by a well-taken Ian Harkes header for the United equaliser and saved well from Louis Appere after a late counter-attack. 6

Anthony Ralston: The 22-year-old's all-action energy levels are arguably his greatest asset and these were on show throughout the match, with his persistent surging runs forward and link-up play with Abada causing a rather slow United side some problems. On the defensive end, it was down Ralston’s side that the cross for United’s equaliser came but it seemed to owe much to an unfortunate slip rather than suspect defending on his part. 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers: The American international tried to pass through the lines on a couple of occasions but, while not really put under the cosh by any means, his standout moment was undoubtedly his stroke of luck in not conceding a penalty midway through the first half for a nudge on Nicky Clark in the penalty area. 6

Carl Starfelt: After missing last week’s defeat to Livingston, Starfelt came in for a second successive start partnering Carter-Vickers. There were, like against Raith in midweek, more glimpses of the Swede's shaky side that Celtic fans have been so divided over since his arrival and he was one of three defenders seemingly confused as to who should have been picking up Harkes at the leveller. 6

Josip Juranovic: The Croatia international was shifted out to left-back again with Adam Montgomery dropping out despite a respectable showing in the Raith game. Juranovic was shaping up to enjoy a good run-out as he displayed his customary composure in possession, looked threatening on the occasions he managed to get crosses into the box and tested United keeper Benjamin Siegrist with a 20-yarder before being forced off injured in the 25th minute. 6

James McCarthy: Three starts on the trot for the Ireland midfielder and the contentious nature of his signing will likely only rumble on. A subpar first start in the Livi defeat was followed up by a slightly better showing, and a superb assist, against Raith. Here, McCarthy was brave in the tackle but again offered little to suggest a single-pivot role for a ball-dominant team like Celtic will suit him. Subbed off at half-time for Ismaila Soro. 5

David Turnbull: The Scotland international has endured a topsy-turvy start to the season, with man-of-the-match and hat-trick displays interspersed with distinctly quieter showings. This performance probably fell somewhere closer to the latter description. A pretty slow start to the afternoon was contrasted with his usual set-piece deliveries, while he cracked the crossbar with a long-range shot on the half-time whistle. In the second 45, Turnbull did plenty of running but could not find the key to unlock United’s defensive door. 6

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Liel Abada: Teenager or not, Abada has a confidence about him that has already carried him to a regular starting berth and key role in this team. His directness was in full show against United – as was his eye for goal – as the Israeli netted his sixth in all competitions with a lovely header in the 16th minute from a Jota delivery. Abada could have added an assist to his account as he put a glorious chance on a plate for Ajeti, who contrived to fire over from around three yards out. He continued to pose a threat after the break and was cynically kicked on the groin by United keeper Siegrist for his troubles – an act that went unpunished as part of a poor officiating display from Kevin Clancy and co. 7

Tom Rogic: While his creative influence is, at times, irrepressible the Australian was perhaps guilty – as he was against Livingston – of wanting one touch too many at key moments in the final third. He hit the bar with a header late on but a wasteful display can probably be epitomised by a passage of play in which he showed fantastic footwork to dance past half the United defence in the second period but could not get any sort of shot or cross off at the end of it. 5

Jota: The on-loan Benfica winger looked lively from the outset and made a direct contribution early on by supplying a dangerous cross for Abada’s opening goal. Thereafter, Jota gave Kieran Freeman a torrid afternoon and tested Siegrist on a few occasions while also hitting the crossbar. Celtic’s undoubted bright spot on another dreich afternoon. 8

Albian Ajeti: The Swiss done well to direct a header towards goal from a rasping Ralston cross in the sixth minute although it ultimately did not test the keeper. After firing a 20th-minute sitter over, Ajeti was essentially posted missing until a header wide in the 78th minute. 5


Adam Montgomery (for Juranovic, 25th min): The youngster was thrown on at left-back after Juranovic’s injury. Montgomery tried to link up with Jota where possible but, overall, made little impact with the exception of a good drive and low cross in the 82nd minute. 5

Ismaila Soro (for McCarthy, 45th min): Playing to his reputation, Soro’s second touch was a (missed) tackle but the Ivorian nonetheless injected some intensity into the midfield after McCarthy’s removal and played a couple of nice, sharp passes into the final third. 6

Subs not used: Scott Bain, Liam Scales, Nir Bitton, Stephen Welsh, Owen Moffat.