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Manchester United: Do they need another midfielder?

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Has Shinji Kagawa been given a fair chance at Manchester United? (©GettyImages)
Has Shinji Kagawa been given a fair chance at Manchester United? (©GettyImages).

Manchester United have been trying to bring in fresh faces all summer but to no avail, there main target is supposedly a creative midfielder, with them making a bid for Marouane Fellani, which Everton rejected and called "insulting and derisory".

They have also been linked with other players such as Juan Mata and Mesut Ozil, although so far they have both only been linked to them through rumours, with neither saying that they want to leave their current clubs.

So with Manchester United's attempts to bring in another midfielder not looking like it is going to amount to anything, it leads you to think whether or not they need to bring in anybody new if they haven't explored all existing possibilities within the club.

More specifically Shinji Kagawa, who had a slightly mixed bag of a first season at Manchester United, after such a successful two seasons at Borussia Dortmund before his subsequent £17million move at the start of the last summer transfer window.

His first season had its bright highlights, with his best moment coming in the 4-0 win over Norwich, in which he bagged himself a hat-trick.

However his hat-trick happened after he had already been unable to nail down a place in the starting line-up, after he was injured in the 3-2 win over Braga in the Champions League group stages.

He twisted his knee in this match, unfortunately this left him sidelined for two months, within that time others were able to establish themselves in the first team, mainly Tom Cleverley.

So Kagawa's first season did not go quite to the manager's, the fans' and maybe even his own plans.

So when David Moyes took over at Manchester United he could have been used in that desired position, but so far he has yet to start either of the Premier League matches that Manchester United have had, and he was only brought on late on in the Community Shield against Wigan.

It just makes you think whether Manchester United have given him a proper shot at being Manchester United's creative focal point of the midfield, which they have needed for years. So do they really need to desperately try to fix something if it isn't necessarily broken?


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