Celtic team vs Dundee United confirmed: Surprise changes, new attack, global TV details, instant reaction

By John McGinley

May 11, 2022

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership tonight.

The full match squad is as follows:

Starting XI – Hart, Starfelt, Ralston, Taylor, Carter-Vickers, Hatate, McGregor, O’Riley, Forrest, Giakoumakis, Abada.

Substitutes – Bain, Ideguchi, Welsh, McCarthy, Rogic, Turnbull, Maeda, Jota, Kyogo.

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All roads lead to this point for Celtic this season. Finally, the Bhoys have the chance to pick up a result that gets them over the line in the title race.

Avoiding defeat will be enough but, as always, the team will be going all out for a victory in front of jubilant Celtic supporters.

The manager has made four changes to the line-up with David Turnbull, Jota, Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi all dropping out for Reo Hatate, Liel Abada, James Forrest and Girgos Giakoumakis.

It’s a surprise eleven but one still full of threats and excellence. Time to get the job done!

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Broadcast details

Tonight’s match is on Sky Sports Football in the UK & Ireland.

Celtic TV subscribers outside of the UK & Ireland can watch the match live on that service.

In Australia, the fixture is on beIN Sports 3. Paramount+ are broadcasting in the United States. You can find a full list of global broadcasters via LiveSoccerTV.

BBC Radio Scotland are also carrying live audio commentary across their platforms.

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Instant verdict on Celtic team vs Dundee United

A few eyebrows will be raised that the manager has made the changes he has. However, this is the first mid-week fixture for quite a while and it’s easy to forget that Postecoglou often rotated during such a schedule.

We know the players coming into the eleven can make an impact. All of them have something to offer.

It only makes the bench stronger too. If we need Kyogo or Jota in the second half then they are always there to make a difference.

Let’s get that point!

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