BBC pundit Tam McManus has scoffed at the goalscoring record of Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos, pointing to the 14 the Colombian forward has registered so far this season.
Writing on Twitter after the Gers 4-0 humiliation at Parkhead against Celtic, McManus declared that 20 goals were the minimum in a campaign for a striker playing for one of Celtic or Rangers and anything less was “average.”
14 goals for Rangers? Big deal. 20 for either Celtic or Rangers is the least you should be getting. Anything under that is an average season. https://t.co/KMhZ2qYmpG
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 15, 2018
It was a horrific day for the Light Blues all round as they were taken apart by their great rivals.
Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor gave the Hoops a first-half lead before Ross McCrorie was given his marching orders.
Moussa Dembele and then Olivier Ntcham compounded their woes.
Football Insider verdict:
Considering the opportunities that Morelos gets for the team, the 21-year-old ought to score more goals. However, McManus has been a little harsh on the forward. He’s young and it’s his first season in the Scottish Premiership. The Colombian also has four other goals scored in other competitions to boost his tally up to 18 in 39 appearances – almost a one in two games ratio – which would be pretty good in any league. Morelos only signed a new contract at Ibrox a matter of weeks ago following interest from China in January and we are certain he will continue to develop at the club and dominate the position at least for another season.