Japanese star Shinji Kagawa has been somewhat of a frustrated figure over the last few weeks, and this is mostly due not down to playing any minutes for Manchester United so far. The 24-year old playmaker vented his frustration after the international games last week, and admitted he doesn’t know why he isn’t playing for the Premier League champions.
According to the Guardian, that wait is set to go on for a little longer yet. In their match preview for the game against Crystal Palace, they claim that Kagawa is a doubt because of an illness and he won’t return until next weekend. This would also rule the 24-year old out of the Champions League game on Tuesday night, which would’ve probably been his big chance to impress the manager.
Yesterday David Moyes claimed that Shinji Kagawa not playing was more down to fitness than anything else, and once he gets up to match speed he’ll be utilised on a regular basis. Shinji just needs to carry on working hard in training, and once he gets his chance he has to take it with both hands.
If Moyes doesn’t fancy Shinji Kagawa as a player, then its simple, he needs to cash in on him as soon as possible and reinvest that money in the squad. For now I think the player cuts a frustrated figure, but once he starts playing that’ll change. He isn’t going anywhere soon.