ALLAN McGREGOR: Called into action in the fourth minute when he had to get down to save a shot from the edge of the penalty area.  That aside he had relatively little to do other than pick up a booking for time-wasting deep into stoppage time. 6

JAMES TAVERNIER: Raised several eyebrows when he started the match in the centre back slot beside Goldson but it never lasted long with van Bronckhorst switching the skipper back to his natural position and moving Patterson to the opposite flank within the opening four minutes. Fired Rangers first shot on goal on 15 minutes when his 20-yard strike was well saved by Carson. Should’ve tested the keeper on 27 minutes from a corner but fired into row Z. Won the penalty when his wicked delivery into the box was handled on 70 minutes and he converted with aplomb firing into the corner with venom giving Carson no chance despite diving the right way. 7

CONNOR GOLDSON: Took up the unconventional role as left centre back with Tavernier occupying the right centre back position but moved back to the left side four minutes in. Guilty of a couple of misplaced passes within as many minutes midway through the first half as the Ibrox crowd and van Bronckhorst were getting increasingly irritated, did so again on the half hour mark and three minutes later. His wayward passing continued in the second period as well as either running into trouble or sideways passes between he and Bassey. Decent clearance from a teasing United cross on 73 minutes but not one of his better games. 5

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CALVIN BASSEY: Started the match at left back but moved back to centre back when the Tavernier at centre back experiment was kyboshed after four minutes.  Was solid in the main although nearly blundered in stoppage time when he was caught under a bouncing ball which saw a header strike the crossbar. 6

NATHAN PATTERSON: Started out at right back but moved to left back within four minutes as van Bronckhorst decided to move Tavernier back to his natural position. Looked a little uneasy on the left flank to begin with and United were getting some joy in the first half. Took the 20-year-old 27 minutes to put on the afterburners as he raced to the byline and cut the ball back to Lundstram whose shot was deflected wide and produced a teasing cross that was met by the head of Morelos on 45 minutes but the Colombian’s effort was tipped over the bar.  Linked up well at times with Kent and caused United trouble with his marauding runs. Can be satisfied with his afternoon's work. 7

JOHN LUNDSTRAM: Returned to the side to occupy the role just in front of the back four. His passing was decent but sideways more often than not and perhaps unsurprising not to see him emerge for the second half. 5

GLEN KAMARA: A rare sight when he tried an attempt on goal from the edge of the D on 25 minutes, with chants of ‘Shoot!’ reverberating around Ibrox, the Finn dragged his left footed effort wide though. Like Lundstram, he was often found playing the sideways pass as opposed to picking out someone in a more advanced position. 6

IANIS HAGI: A poor first half from the Romanian. His touch let him down on several occasions. As the first half wore on the crowd were growing more restless and he never helped himself with either a poor choice of pass or execution. Moved more centrally with the introduction of Wright at half time and looked a tad more threatening although he never really caused United any great trouble. Should've done better with an effort teed up for him by Wright on 85 minutes. Ibrox was in an uproar of laughter when he was named as the sponsors' Man of the Match, a truly bonkers decision. 5

RYAN KENT: Rangers only real creative outlet. As ever, he looked to commit players and create opportunities. Had a penalty appeal turned down on 26 minutes when he went down under a challenge from a United defender, looked soft and referee Alan Muir agreed. Pulled a shot wide on 62 minutes after twisting and turning to create space for the effort on the edge of the area. Great quick feet to set up a chance for Morelos on the edge of the penalty box on 75 minutes. 7

SCOTT ARFIELD: An unusually quiet match for the former Canadian skipper. Never imposed himself on the Dundee United backline and offered very little. Not a surprise to see him substituted for Aribo. 4

ALFREDO MORELOS: The Colombian fluffed his lines when played through on 16 minutes. Rose well to meet a Patterson cross on the stroke of half time but his header was tipped over by Carson. Fired over from a Wright cutback on 51 minutes.  Thought he had doubled the champions lead on 79 minutes but his volley from a Tavernier free-kick was ruled out for offside.  Showed his battling qualities when he won the ball off Kerr Smith on the halfway line before striding forward and playing in Aribo but he failed to take the chance as he fired at Carson. A largely frustrating afternoon for El Bufalo but full of effort and endeavour. 7


SCOTT WRIGHT: Replaced Lundstram at the break and made an almost immediate impact when he was upended on 48 minutes following a positive run that left him crumpled in a heap but Alan Muir decided not to award a free-kick much to the annoyance of the vast majority inside Ibrox. Did well to get to the byline and pick out Morelos on 51 minutes but he fired over. Good run on 59 minutes which left the United player on the deck. Should’ve fired Rangers in front on 65 minutes when he played a neat give and go with Morelos before finding himself one-on-one with Carson but struck straight at the United keeper. On this showing, he is by far and away a better option than Hagi on that right hand side of the forward line. 7

JOE ARIBO: Replaced the ineffective Arfield on 64 minutes.  Should've scored on 90 minutes when played in by Morelos but his shot was saved by Carson. 5