Monday’s Manager Notes: Kagawa and Rooney Shine

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 11:16 am by Phil Mc Grath

With much of the talk ahead of round 28 of the Irish Times Fantasy Premier League focusing on whether or not Sir Alex would risk Robin van Persie ahead of United’s Champions League second leg with Real Madrid to come, it transpired that he did, as van Persie notched up an assist after playing 65 minutes.

A hat-trick at the weekend will undoubtedly caught the eye, but game time looks to be an issue for Kagawa

But there is no doubting that despite his assist the star of the show he was not. Shinji Kagawa stole the show with perhaps one of the most unlikely of hat-tricks ever.

Having failed to play since round 24 for United Kagawa’s potential heading into the game with Norwich was practically none existent but credit where credit is due, the Japanese midfielder took his opportunities very well.

The is no doubting that his hat-trick will have catapulted onto many fantasy managers radar’s but with game time seemingly coming few and far between for the former Dortmund man he may be too much of a rotation risk heading into the final weeks of the season.

One man who is not such a risk is Wayne Rooney, having tipped the former Everton man for good things this weekend, he didn’t let us down as he notched up two assists and a goal as he collected 12 points for his efforts and will have certainly justified his inclusion in our Captain Tips on Friday.

While game time may not be an issue consistency could be, Rooney has had a quiet season by his standards, but one thing we do know is that he very rarely fails to score the week after finding the net.

But once again the fixture list may have conspired against both him and us, with United not set to play in the premier league until they face QPR in round 30.

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