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Dundee United star says Celtic's Ronny Deila has too many opinions

Dundee United ace stokes the flames ahead of the match with Celtic this weekend.

Dundee United star Paul Paton has criticised Celtic and their manager Ronny Deila ahead of the fourth consecutive meeting between the two sides this weekend.

In comments made to The Express, the 27-year-old conveys a clear dislike for Celtic, and even berates their boss for his criticism of Dundee United alleging he puts pressure on the referees.

He said: "It looked like a good tackle to me. I don’t think there was too much in it, but Celtic made a lot of it. Ronny Deila has an opinion on everything.

“I don’t really read too much into what Deila has to say or who he puts pressure on, but Celtic as a club can manipulate people more than Dundee United can. That kind of thing has been happening for years."

There were two red cards in the fixture between the two clubs in midweek, with Celtic's Anthony Stokes and Dundee United's Ryan McGowan sent off.

Dundee United are appealing the McGowan red card, a challenge which Celtic boss Ronny Deila had told The BBC was a 'stupid' tackle, insisting he could have badly injured Liam Henderson.

Celtic have come out on top in the three matches between the two clubs so far, winning two, with one a draw. The victories have seen them lift the Scottish League Cup trophy, and progress to the Scottish Cup semi-final.

This league clash has Celtic top with 63 points, and Dundee United in fourth with 47.

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