Celtic’s 3-0 win over Dundee United had plenty of talking points, from the return of Greg Taylor to the starting line-up, to Liam Scales scoring his first goal for the club, to Mikey Johnston’s good performance. There is one moment though that towers above any other, and that is Tom Rogic’s goal which gave the Hoops the lead in the game.

It was a sublime solo goal from the Australian midfielder, who beat a host of United players then curled the ball into the back of the net.

The goal impressed Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, who was full of praise for the 28-year-old’s performance at Tannadice.

He’s just one of those players…even as a manager, I get excited when he’s out there playing his football.

It can be argued that in the absence of the injured Jota, Rogic is now Celtic’s most important player. That was shown with the goal he scored against Dundee United. It is unlikely that another player in the squad could have scored that strike.

Rogic has been a key man for the Hoops since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou as Celtic boss, and perhaps that isn’t a surprise, as the duo know each other very well from Postecoglou’s time as Australia manager.

Rogic has made 24 appearances so far for Celtic this season. Interestingly, he has only completed the entire 90 minutes on four occasions. One of those occasions was the recent 1-0 win over Hearts, when with the Hoops suffering three injuries, Rogic took control of the game and helped to ensure that Celtic picked up the three points.

That performance against Hearts showed a different side to Rogic’s game. He was prepared to work hard and dig in to help the Hoops get the much-needed victory. It will be intriguing to see how often Rogic is used during Celtic’s hectic December schedule.

You would have to imagine that the player will start most games, but he might not finish most of them, that still gives Rogic enough time to display the magic he did against Dundee United if given the chance.

That magic will be key to Celtic’s chances of winning trophies this season. Therefore, Postecoglou will perhaps be careful with how much football Rogic plays up until the winter break in January.

When Rogic is at his best, no player in Scotland can touch what he does. That was shown in the goal against Dundee United. On his day, he is Celtic’s most important player, and hopefully his good run of form can continue.