New Celtic defender Jason Denayer got off to a dream debut after joining the club on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City.
The 19-year-old centre-back was thrust into the first-team by boss Ronny Delia for the Scottish Premier League home clash with Dundee United and he couldn’t have asked for a better way to start as he netted after just four minutes.
The Belgian U21 international’s side-foot finish following a Kris Commons corner set the tone for the Hoops to go on and thrash the visitors 6-1 and end their early season unbeaten run.
After a dominant display, Denayer picked up the Man of the Match award and his impressive performance was met with praise back in Manchester as Belgian teammate Vincent Kompany took to Twitter to show his appreciation.
Denayer joined the Citizens in the summer of 2012 after the club agreed a €275,000 deal with the JMG academy in Belgium.
Last season, he competed admirably with the Manchester City U18 side and garnered praise from within the club as an emerging talent.
Standing at 6ft 0inch, he has represented Belgium at U19 and U21 level and the experienced gained for Celtic in the SPL and in Europe will stand him in good stead for the future.
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