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Shinji Kagawa could shine against Bayern Munich

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24/7

Manchester United will be up against defending champions Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and one person that could come into play is Shinji Kagawa. 

The Japanese midfielder won the Bundelisga with Borussia Dortmund two seasons in a row and was Bayern's nemesis throughout those two seasons. 

En-route to helping Jurgen Klopp's side win the title, Kagawa was part of the 2010/11 and 2011/12 Team of the Year scoring after 21 goals in 49 games for the Black and Yellows.

The 25-year-old has failed to nail down a spot at Manchester United and with Alex Ferguson stepping down, David Moyes has failed to find a role for his playmaker. 

Now after qualifying for the quarter-finals, United have drawn Bayern in what looks like a mouth-watering clash. Pep Guardiola's side rely on keeping possession and Kagawa is very clever with his movement and never gives the ball away - something that could help the Red Devils over two legs. 

Kagawa's pass accuracy is 87% and the midfielder played a vital role in the 5-2 win over Bayern in the 2012 German Cup final.

Defeating the Reds 5-2, Kagawa scored, provided an assist and played a key role in all of Dortmund's goals with his positioning in attacking areas. 

Bayern will be relying on Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery getting down the wings, so playing Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck may be ideal for United.

But the thought of Kagawa flourishing against a potent Munich side looks very appealing and fans may be wondering if this his moment to shine.  

Whether Moyes has the tactical knowledge to fit such a creative player into his side, only time will tell. 

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UEFA Champions League
Shinji Kagawa
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