Glasgow Rangers continued their fantastic early season form with another win on Saturday against Dundee United at Ibrox.
Despite being hit by a number of injuries – Ryan Jack, Alfredo Morelos and Brandon Barker were all forced off the pitch with different issues, whilst Leon Balogun was unable to even start after encountering a problem in the warm-up – the Gers prevailed 4-0 thanks to goals from Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent, James Tavernier and Scott Arfield.
Whilst he did not get on the scoresheet, this was a big game for Ianis Hagi. The Romania international recently made the permanent switch to the 54-time Scottish champions for £3m, but he had so far failed to set the world alight with just one goal in his first six matches. This weekend, though, he sparked into life.
The two assists he managed will catch the eye, but he proved to be an important part of everything the Gers did going forward. All in all, he made three key passes, had five shots himself, and completed one of the two dribbles he attempted. Playing in an attacking midfield role, he finally started to show why the Gers wanted to sign him.
Will Hagi be a success at Rangers?
So far, he has come under criticism from portions of the club’s fanbase, but this performance will hopefully be the start of getting them back on side. It also helped that he was playing in his favourite position rather than out on the right wing, as has been the case at times already this campaign. All in all, Steven Gerrard could not have asked for much more from his number seven.
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