Livingston manager David Martindale expects Celtic to subject other teams to the kind of beating seen at Tannadice on Sunday.
Celtic recorded their record away win and condemned Dundee United to the heaviest home defeat in their history as the Premiership champions lost 9-0.
The Martindale side host United in the second round of the Premier Sports Cup on Wednesday and he was keen to highlight the strengths of Ange Postecoglou’s side rather than dwell too much on the problems of their next opponents.
“It won’t be the last time Celtic do this to teams,” Martindale said.
“Dundee United will come here with a point to prove and that will make our job even more difficult.
“I know some of their players, I know the coaching staff and there’s no way in the world they’re going to accept that. It’s going to make our job very, very difficult.
“If I’m being honest, I would prefer Dundee United to come here with a bit of complacency, which they certainly won’t.
“But I don’t think Dundee United will be the last team where Celtic will do something very, very similar this season.
“I think they are deploying tactics that some teams may not have adopted yet, but there’s no doubt that Ange has massively transformed the way Celtic play. Their recruitment has been very, very good, Ange has proven to be a very shrewd signing and they are a top team.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing Celtic-Real Madrid, Rangers-Liverpool, seeing our top teams play against the top teams in Europe. I’m really, really excited about it and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Ange does against the Real Madrid I think he will try his luck.
“Massive credit to Celtic and Ange and if I was Dundee United I wouldn’t read too much into it because I don’t think they’ll be the last team Celtic put past six, seven, eight, nine. “
The fifth successive defeat extended United’s terrible early form under Jack Ross, who saw his side score 23 goals in four matches.
Martindale said: “I honestly think Jack is a fantastic manager and they have great players on paper. They are going through a tough time.
“Let’s not forget the opposition. Celtic have shown how good they are, Alkmaar are one of the best teams in the Europa group.
“I hope Dundee United and Jack will turn around, but not too quickly because I want to move on to the next round.
“And I’m sure he will. Jack is a very, very smart manager who has good people around him. There are good people at Dundee United who are doing good things, so I don’t think it will be too long before they turn things around.”
Livi is also looking to bounce back from a 5-0 loss at Aberdeen with all goals following Jack Fitzwater’s red card at the end of the first half.
“With 11 against 11, I was more than happy with the performance,” Martindale said.
“You have to take him back to solitary, we were beaten with 10 men, two penalties against us, three unopposed shots from 12 yards, a decent finish for their second. The game is done, put to bed, dissected. I don’t care at all. »