Fulham boss Martin Jol was aware of Shinji Kagawa's danger for Manchester United yesterday.

United had dropped Wayne Rooney to the bench and Jol was surprised that the England international, who was stretchered off late on, did not start alongside Robin van Persie.

Jol said: "I was surprised. I thought Van Persie and Rooney would play.

"I know Kagawa from my time in Germany and I knew he would not play on the left. I thought it might have been an advantage because my players did not know him.

"He is a quality player. But Rooney is a fantastic player as well."