AARON MOOY is certainly living up to the old adage that the best things in life are free.

The 32-year-old Australian World Cup midfielder was snapped up by his former international boss Ange Postecoglou after quitting Chinese Super League outfit Shanghi Port at the end of his contract.

Mooy had a slow start to his career at the champions, but has ignited in recent months and he has come back from the soccer showpiece in Qatar on fire.

THAT’S MY BHOY…Matt O’Riley congratulates Aaron Mooy on his first Celtic goal in the 4-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road last month. 

He scored his first goal for the team in the 4-0 win over Hibs at Easter Road before the turn of the year. The former Manchester City, St Mirren and Huddersfield Town star liked the sensation so much he added a second via the penalty spot.

Mooy staged an action replay in reverse at Parkhead yesterday in the 5-0 Scottish Cup victory over Championship side Morton.

On this occasion, he opened the scoring with a perfectly-placed effort from the spot in the 18th minute and he brought down the curtain on a Man of the Match display with the final goal near the end of a largely one-sided contest.

An appreciative Postecoglou reflected on the player’s showing and said: “Since the World Cup, Aaron has been outstanding for us.”

MOOY THE MERRIER…Celtic’s Aussie ace celebrates his opener in the 5-0 win over Morton with Liel Abada, Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi.

Mooy, though, shrugged off the praise and, speaking to BBC Sportscene, said: “It is about the team, it is not about me. I am part of the team and when I play I try to help the team.

“It was a good performance from everyone and a nice way to end the week.

“You can always improve and get better and get fitter. I feel good and feel like I can help by working hard and getting better.”


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