David Provan says Celtic can beat Manchester United

General view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Lazio Roma at Celtic Park on October 24, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Neil Lennon’s Celtic can beat Arsenal and Manchester United, says David Provan.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the UEFA Europa League Group stage match SS Lazio v Celtic Fc at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on November 7, 2019

David Provan has suggested in The Scottish Sun that Celtic can beat Arsenal and Manchester United in the Europa League.

Celtic have booked their place in the round of 32 of the Europa League this season.


Premier League giants Arsenal and United are also playing in the European competition this campaign.

While the Red Devils have booked their place in the knockout rounds, the Gunners are likely to do so as well.


Celtic legend Provan has suggested that Neil Lennon’s side can win against both Arsenal and United in the Europa League.

Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: "Having qualified for the round of 32, there are obvious clubs to be avoided. Five-time Europa League winners Sevilla are one of them.

“Manchester United and Arsenal? If Bournemouth and Sheffield United are turning that pair over, why wouldn’t Celtic fancy their chances against them?”

Big claim

Celtic have been superb in the Europa League so far this season, and with Arsenal and United not exactly doing great in the Premier League at the moment, the Hoops will fancy their chances of winning against them over two legs.

However, things could change between now and when the knockout stages of the Europa League start, and Celtic must not get carried away just yet and have to be keep their feet firmly on the ground.

Neil Lennon manager of Celtic celebrates with Olivier Ntcham of Celtic at the end of the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Lazio and Celtic at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy.

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