Rangers news: Michael Stewart wowed by 'different class' Aaron Ramsey as BBC Sportscene share footage
Michael Stewart was blown away by Aaron Ramsey’s involvement in Rangers’ first goal in their 2-0 win against Dundee United at Ibrox on Sunday.
James Tavernier scored from the penalty spot after Fashion Sakala was brought down by United goalkeeper Ryan Siegrist.
Ahead of Sakala being fouled, 31-year-old Ramsey played a lovely ball into him.
BBC Sportscene pundit Stewart was full of praise for the Welshman’s technique in his pass.
“It’s a penalty all day long,” said Stewart on BBC Scotland’s Sportscene show on 8 May [07:24pm].
“It’s a lovely ball chipped over the top from Aaron Ramsey.
“A lot of frustration in the first half from the Welshman, missing his passes, hitting the post with his strike.
“But on this occasion, lovely first touch and that scoop over the top is inch-perfect for Sakala.
“You see there, the penalty kick. There’s no debate about it.
“But that pass there is different class from Aaron Ramsey.”
Easiest penalty ever
You know it was a stonewall penalty decision when even Stewart is saying it was the correct shout.
Then again, that doesn’t stop him most of the time.
Stewart’s right about Ramsey too.
While the Wales international endured a bit of a stinker against Dundee United, that one moment of magic he provided led to us winning a penalty, opening the scoring and then winning the game.
Ramsey can be a game-changer – he just doesn’t do it enough.
Is it worth trying to get him to stick around from next season onwards? That’s a tough question.
Ramsey’s no doubt earning a lot of money and while he can provide moments like that one against Dundee United, he’s also injury prone and he’s never really looked like his heart is properly in it.
We need Ramsey badly over the next couple of weeks with the Gers playing in a Europa League final and a Scottish Cup final.
Right now, we don’t think he starts either of those games.
And that says a lot about the likes of Joe Aribo and co. But it also says a lot about the Juventus loanee.
In other Rangers news, one player scored just 4/10 in our player ratings against Dundee United.