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Kagawa: I’m very happy with decision to join United

Shinji Kagawa’s former club, Borussia Dortmund, played in the Champions League final this year, but he insists he has no regrets about leaving them for us.

“I felt very proud to see them in the final and I was excited. It was good for them,” he said. “But I don’t feel I made the wrong choice. It made me feel stronger that I wanted to get to play in that final one day. I am very happy about being a United player and I am looking forward to seeing all my fans and doing my best.”

Kagawa didn’t set the world alight during his first season, although showed flashes of what he is capable of. He is hoping to impress next season though, regardless of what position he plays in.

“I had some problems last season with injuries and am hoping for a better season,” he continued. “But playing as a number ten doesn’t matter to me. I just want to be in the team.”

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  1. The One says:

    I expect him to be immense for us this season, especially in Europe. if we can get Fabregas, we’re going to make a massive impact this season. We’ve made a second bid for Fabregas, hope there’ll be progress in this deal :

  2. newton says:

    I can see kagawa playing a significant role this season. He’ll show us why we bought him.

  3. LexxytheRed says:

    Seriously this guy is good and all efforts must be made to make him the vocal point of the attack alongside RVP

  4. Al_Ameen says:

    When ever Sir Fergie buys a player the whole world knows he is not to be taken lightly… Kagawa debut season were affected by injuries and played out of possession. But i believe this season he will be a dream to any defender he face. If our move for fabregas is fruitful, they(fabregas and kagawa) will form a formidable partnership.. Rooney should be offended so as to give him the free chance to play in his preffered role… I like the way moyes is dealin with rooney transfer, he should keep insisting he is not for sale and mourinho will come all out for him and we wil get descent cash on him to push our move for Gareth Bale… GGMU

  5. Alansmith14 nigeriaRED says:

    Oi rooney

  6. kp7bleedunited says:

    Kagawa has got great attitude. He’s humble and ready to work hard. And he has great ability with ball. I expect him to have a greater impact this year. But how is Moyes going to use him? That I don’t know. Will he play him behind RVP or stick him to the left wing? And what effect will our transfers have on his role? Suppose Rooney stays and we buy Fabregas and Bale. Unlikely that we’ll have all 3 of them but what then for Shinji?

  7. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Kagawa can play any position across the final third behind the centreforward and still show his quality, players like him are best with a free role and after his bedding in period into the premier league, hopefully he’ll kick on next season

  8. mara says:

    Whatever he says…i think he s not happy. He is saying it because he wNted to come here like Ronaldo wanted to RM. But Ronaldo s not happy there. Kagawa cant be happy because he play some stupid position. Like Klopp said that he feel seek when he see s where the guy playing, out of his position.
    We dont need to invent hot water, we know where he plays the best, so let him play there. How can Rooney play his position beter then him, who play s it for all his life?


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