David Moyes has heaped praise on Japan international Shinji Kagawa, after the midfielder created two goals in Saturday's crucial 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League at Old Trafford.
"I thought Shinji played very well at West Ham (a 2-0 win) last week," said Moyes. "Today he made a really good pass for Juan for the penalty kick (Rooney's second goal).
"I'm pleased and we want to see more from Shinji in those situations. That's the type of player he is. He's technically gifted and can create situations."
Kagawa's performance creates a welcome selection dilemma for Moyes, as his side to prepare UEFA Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday. However, there are less welcome headaches for Moyes in defence. With Patrice Evra suspended against Bayern, Moyes could have Alexander Buttner as his only fit specialist full-back for the Bavarians' visit.
Right-back Rafael da Silva suffered a first-half leg injury against Villa, forcing him to be substituted and making him a doubt for Tuesday's game with Bayern. The Brazilian's absence would be especially problematic as his likely replacement, Antonio Valencia, missed the Villa game with tendonitis.
"We have a lot of defenders missing," Moyes said. "We will have to wait and see how they are tomorrow. We need to check Rafael out and Valencia has tendonitis in his knee, which is why he wasn't available. I knew if we lost a full-back we could be struggling today."