Manchester United and Shinji Kagawa parted ways just days before the transfer window slammed shut, as the Japan international switched Old Trafford for a return to Borussia Dortmund. Sadly, it didn’t quite work out for Shinji in Manchester, but he did end up picking up a Premier League winners medal during his two-year stay in England.
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This afternoon, Manchester United confirmed the exit of Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa. Big things were expected of the 25-year old from Dortmund, but sadly due to one thing and another, it didn’t go the way we all hoped and thought it would. Kagawa will rejoin Dortmund, in a deal thought to be worth around €8million.
Shinji Kagawa’s Manchester United future looks to be in the balance, as Louis van Gaal prepares to offload a few players before bringing in new faces to the Manchester United squad. The Japanese international is yet to hit the dizzy heights he managed at Borussia Dortmund, and Van Gaal looks set to cash in.
With Louis Van Gaal due to begin his work at United tomorrow, the future of a number of players in the current squad would likely be rather unsure. A criticism often thrown in United’s direction last season was that the squad had too much “deadwood”, the players who make up this contingent seems to be open for debate but there are a few usual suspects.
The Manchester United trio of Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa all suffered disappointment on the third day of this years World Cup competition, as Japan and England both slumped to 2-1 defeats at the hands of the Ivory Coast and Italy respectively.
Shinji Kagawa once again shown what an asset he could be to Manchester United if utilised correctly. It simply cannot be a coincidence that he always performs excellently on a regular basis for Japan and Borussia Dortmund, and play so badly for Manchester United.
Manchester United strolled to a 4-0 victory away at St. James’ Park yesterday, and once again at the heart of it was the magical duo of Shinji Kagawa and Juan Mata. Traditionally, United opt for wingers with pace such as Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, however this could be the season where our tactics change.
Shinji Kagawa has found his chances in his preferred #10 role limited since his arrival at Old Trafford in 2012, however tomorrow night United take on the best club side in world football; Bayern Munich. With Juan Mata cup tied, and Robin van Persie injured, this is Shinji’s best chance at featuring in that position at the highest level.
At the weekend we witnessed something we’ve rarely seen under the floodlights throughout recent years. United have tended to try and get the ball out wide and deliver crosses through fast-paced wingers, but in recent years football in this country has changed and United simply got stuck in the past.
Since making the £12million move from Dortmund to Manchester United, Shinji Kagawa has often struggled for form and minutes on the pitch. However there is still hope for our Japanese playmaker, with David Moyes admitting that Shinji will feature a lot more from now until the end of the season.