BBC pundit takes Twitter swipe at Sutton over Celtic transfer mess
BBC Sport Scotland pundit Tam McManus has revealed that he backs Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as the confusion over Moussa Dembele’s future continues.
McManus replied to a fan on Twitter who believes Chris Sutton’s assertion that Dembele doesn’t want to leave the Hoops, which is different from what has been claimed by Rodgers and Hoops assistant manager Chris Davies, who think that the Frenchman wants to leave the club in the January transfer window.
McManus took the chance to take a swipe at Sutton as the messy situation around Dembele’s future worsens.
“I would take Brendan Rodgers word over Chris purely because he is the Manager and has inside info” he said on his personal Twitter account.
I would take Brendan Rodgers word over Chris purely because he is the Manager and has inside info ???? https://t.co/JjeJXq69BK
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) January 24, 2018
Dembele was an unused substitute for the second game running as the Hoops came from behind to beat Partick Thistle 2-1.
When the Hoops needed goals in the second-half to win the game manager Brendan Rodgers turned to Leigh Griffiths, which perhaps gives an indication where Dembele stands at Celtic Park.
The French under-21 international had an outstanding first season in Glasgow, scoring 32 goals as the Hoops clinched their first domestic treble since 2001.
The player hasn’t been as prolific this season, as injuries and squad rotation have limited his game time. He has still managed to score nine goals though, including one against PSG in the Champions League group stages.
It will be interesting to see if Dembele is in the squad for the Bhoys’ upcoming league match against Hibs on Saturday.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton believes that Griffiths or Dembele must start every game for the Hoops
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