David Moyes has once again labelled Shinji Kagawa as an important player for Manchester United and insisted he will ‘seriously consider’ playing him against Bayern Munich.
The 24-year-old was in good form for Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Aston Villa at the weekend and with Juan Mata ineligible for the game because he is cup tied with Chelsea, Kagawa’s inclusion is seen by many as a must if United are going to get a result tomorrow.
However, Moyes remained on the fence about whether he would play.
“It’s something we’ll seriously consider,” Moyes said on Kagawa’s involvement.
“Shinji is a really important player to us. We like him a lot and he gives us something different. He’s certainly in our thoughts for tomorrow night’s game.
Moyes’ words will be of little consolation to anybody who wants Kagawa to start tomorrow.
Prior to the Olympiacos game, Moyes insisted that Kagawa would ‘definitely be involved’ but he didn’t make an appearance from the bench, so there is nothing to suggest that anything is different this time despite his recent good performances.
Kagawa’s inclusion in the team would be an attacking move from David Moyes and given that our defence is going to be makeshift, United need to try and attack to take the pressure off keeping Bayern Munich from scoring.
However, in the big games this season Moyes has chosen to try and adopt a compact formation, something that Kagawa doesn’t thrive in, and he may well do the same tomorrow against Bayern Munich.