Manchester United legend Denis Irwin feels new signing Shinji Kagawa could play a central role.

Kagawa has been playing on the left wing for Borussia Dortmund.

"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," Irwin told