THE win over Aberdeen on Saturday was, for me, the best 90 minutes that Rangers have played this season. They were very, very good.

Aberdeen might have had a couple of players out but they would still have come to Ibrox expecting it to be far closer than it was. Rangers never allowed them to play, never allowed them to turn it into a battle.

Steven Gerrard spoke before the game about the rivalry between the clubs and we all know the hatred with the fans. But it was only ever going to be the Rangers supporters that were celebrating when the team played as well as they did.

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The defence was solid, the midfield controlled the game with their passing and movement and they were clinical in front of goal. In the end, it could have been well more than 5-0.

I don’t think there was a lack of effort from Aberdeen. They just weren’t allowed to show their talents because Rangers overpowered and outclassed them in every department.

You can see the fitness levels of the players coming through on days like Saturday because the pressing was non-stop and they kept going right until the end, always searching for more goals even though the points were long wrapped up.

When Rangers play like that, they are a terrific side to watch and the fans were rightly delighted with the performance and a result that saw us move within one point of Celtic.

The players will know themselves how well they played and will be delighted with that.

But the bar has been set now and the challenge is to go and reproduce that as often as possible in Europe and certainly in the Premiership.