"I think he’ll be a great signing and fans should be excited by the prospect of him playing for us because he can run with the ball, create chances and score goals. He’s just what we need."

– Denis Irwin

11/06/2012 09:42, Report by P Davies, J Tuck
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Irwin excited by Kagawa deal

"I know he can play on the wing but I’ve only ever seen him play through the middle, behind the front man," Irwin added. "In that position he looks a talented player who can create chances for others but also scores goals.

"His record at Dortmund was impressive and they won two leagues in a row, the Double last season, so he must have been doing something right."

Denis Irwin was representing Manchester United Soccer Schools at the launch of a BTEC football excellence and coaching programme at Warrington Collegiate.

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