Deila gives his opinion on Celtic's season so far

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We bring you the details from Celtic manager Ronny Deila's press conference earlier this afternoon.

Ronny Deila has defined his first season in charge of Celtic as an 'up-and-down' one so far. 

Although the Bhoys are currently top of the Scottish Premiership, the Norwegian feels that there are still improvements that could be made. 

Deila thinks the club are heading in the right direction, but admits there is still a lot of work to do before he can be fully satisfied with the sort of performances his team are putting in.

"Our form has been up and down but it is going the right way," he said during a press conference today. "We have improved as a team and individually and if we continue that we will get better performances and results."

Celtic's squad initially struggled with the transition to Deila's management style but they are starting to play like a side in his mould.

The 39-year-old is famed for his progressive, attacking style of football and it is beginning to show through. 

Celtic are unbeaten in their last eight domestic matches and they head into Saturday's match looking to extend their advantage at the top of the league to nine points.

Deila is under no illusions as to how tough things will be against Dundee United though.

"They are an improved team and have had a good season so far," he said. "They have a lot of points and I like the way they play football.

"They defend hard with a good team spirit and are good on the counter-attack. They have a lot of young players and sold players for good money while still keeping the team and that’s the sign of a good club."

The Terrors are currently third in the league standings, but if they are able to beat Celtic they will move to within four points of Deila's men. 

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