Ex-Manchester United stopper can't understand Kagawa snub

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has insisted that Red Devils boss David Moyes has some explaining to do with regard to his treatment of Shinji Kagawa, telling talkSPORT that the Japanese playmaker deserves more playing time.

Kagawa has endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford in terms of consistent first-team opportunities, which continued last night when the midfield maestro was dropped for United's Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Bayern Munich.

Veteran Ryan Giggs was preferred but picked up an injury in the first half, which paved the way for Kagawa to come and show flashes of his quality during an encouraging display after the break.

Bosnich believes that the 25-year-old has attributes his United team-mates cannot match and deserves a regular starting spot for the rest of the season to prove his worth, or at least far more than 17 starts in all competitions this season.

The Australian told talkSPORT: “It’s hard to understand why he’s been so overlooked. Every time he’s come into play he’s been outstanding.

“He’s someone who you can give the ball to in any situation, especially when you’re up against it.

“He can do little tight turns and passes the ball very well.”

United should view Kagawa as a lucky charm against Bayern ahead of next week's second leg at the Allianz Arena,  with the ex-Borussia Dortmund star unbeaten in five matches against the defending European champions.

Moyes knows United have to score against Bayern to stay in the Champions League, which with Giggs injured gives Kagawa a strong chance of featuring from the outset next Wednesday.

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