Fans of Borussia Dortmund have set-up a ‘Free Shinji’ Twitter campaign in hope that former star Shinji Kagawa will make a dramatic return to the club.
The Japanese star joined Manchester United at the start of the 12/13 campaign for £12 million but injuries and fitness doubts have halted his progress at Old Trafford.
Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and even 39-year-old Ryan Giggs were all preferred options for former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, and this seems unlikely to change under David Moyes due to Kagawa not being involved in United’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Monday.
Dortmund boss Jurgen Klop had already made it public that he was very disappointed with Kagawa’s role at Manchester United, and this has now sparked a reaction from the fans.
Supporters from over the world have tweeted vastly using the hashtag #freeshinji and at one point it began to trend worldwide.
Kagawa however has made it clear that he is determined to prove himself to Moyes this year and will be hope to force his way into the team this season.
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