Joe Hart: The 34-year-old goalkeeper mishit a pass in the sixth minute which put unnecessary pressure on the Celtic defence. Afterwards he had very little to deal with beyond a couple of routine stops and played his part in build-up where asked. 6

Josip Juranovic: Juranovic struggled slightly to impose himself on the game from his natural side but that was not through lack of effort. He consistently showed for the ball throughout and made a few progressive passes in a solid but unspectacular showing, although more will be expected if his spell on the right extends to a few matches. 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers: The American’s inclination to look for line-breaking passes, as opposed to simply keeping the play ticking over by opening up and going to the full-back or his central-defensive partner every time, is quietly key to maintaining the intensity Celtic crave. That as well as his usual defensive nous was on show in Dundee – and he was even denied a goal by a good Benjamin Siegrist save after an unorthodox volley from Turnbull’s first-half corner. 7

Carl Starfelt: After a magnificent return to the team against Hearts, Starfelt must have been full of confidence for this one. He started well and looked composed for the most part – a momentary lapse of concentration led to a yellow but otherwise he was rarely troubled by the Tangerines attack. 6

Greg Taylor: Following surgery and rehab the Scotland defender came straight back into the starting XI for his first bit of game-time since the September 11 win over Ross County. He slotted in pretty seamlessly, with a couple of moments of miscontrol perhaps the only times his lack of match action was betrayed. Otherwise, he was an energetic and persistent presence on the left on a positive return to the fold. 7

Callum McGregor: Nominally playing as the deep midfielder, McGregor spent most of the game ensuring he was wherever his team required him to be. The captain’s assist for the second goal was a typically understated contribution but arguably even more important to the cause was his unshakable poise and strength of character. The captain is not always the loudest and doesn’t necessarily pontificate in obvious ways but he nonetheless gets his points across to his team-mates through his own quality of performance and Tannadice was no exception. 8

David Turnbull: It was another positive display from the Scotland international with his set-pieces causing United problems as well as his overall attacking play. A lack of decisiveness let him down when Kyogo squared to him in front of goal but he showed no such indecision at the second time of asking when he latched onto a lofted McGregor through ball to lift it over Siegrist and prod home after a pirouette. Turnbull was the victim of a red-worthy tackle from Calum Butcher just after the hour but did well to recover and play a role in seeing the game through. 7

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James Forrest: Looked to link up with Juranovic and the midfielders at every opportunity and took up dangerous positions to cross several times. Miscued what was a decent chance from a Johnston cutback shortly before half-time and appeared to pick up a knock which meant he was withdrawn at half-time. 6

Tom Rogic: The Australian’s first real involvement was ballooning a shot over from a Kyogo cutback. His second was magically meandering in from wide right past four tangerine shirts and curling home the opener. Thereafter it was another display of the utmost quality from Rogic, who in this sort of form poses opposition players a frustratingly unsolvable problem. 8

Mikey Johnston: Playing on the left in place of jota, Johnston saw a lot of the ball over the course of the game and, while his slow releases frustrated at times, he showed perseverance and impressive movement in the box to flick on a Turnbull corner for Kyogo’s chance. The 22-year-old was certainly looking to make an impact on this starting chance and linked well with Taylor on a few occasions, even if his end product was somewhat lacking. 7

Kyogo Furuhashi: The Japan international will be disappointed not to have found the net. As always he buzzed about the opposition backline and generally gave Charlie Mulgrew and Ryan Edwards a horrible time of it. Indeed, it was Kyogo’s movement that dragged United centre-back Ryan Edwards out of position creating the space for McGregor to play in Turnbull. In terms of chances, he missed a header from around four yards out in the fifth minute and should have got his rewards for constant runs in behind when McGregor played him through in the 69th minute but his attempted lob was denied by Siegrist. 7


Liel Abada (for Forrest, 45): On for Forrest, who was forced off at half-tme as a precaution. The Israeli has not been in the best form lately but he did pick out Kyogo for a good headed chance on the hour mark and bagged an assist when Celtic made it 3-0. 6

Nir Bitton (for Rogic 69): Came on for his 250th Celtic appearance. Wasn’t involved all that much but played a wonderful raking pass to play in Abada in the build-up to the third. 5

Liam Scales (for Taylor 75): A rare sighting of the Irishman as he made his Premiership debut for the final 15 minutes or so and netted the third via a deflected finish from the edge of the area in the 81st minute. Otherwise, he looked comfortable on the ball and made a couple of good tackles. 5

Subs not used: Bain, Montgomery, McCarthy, Ajeti.