Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa has broken the silence and lashed out at David Moyes after being frustrated over his lack of appearances for the Premier League champions since the Scot replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder is yet to feature for United this season, and was not even on the bench during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Kagawa came on as a substitute to score an equaliser against Ghana on Tuesday, as Japan went on to win the friendly encounter 3-1 against the African side.
“Please ask David Moyes why I'm not in the side. It's hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others - it comes in waves," he told AFP.
"I think I caught it flush - I don't remember. I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.
“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.
"It's nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good. I missed one in the first half tonight so when the chance opened up in the second for me to shoot I wanted to take it on,” he added.
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs was given the nod ahead of the 24-year-old during the Red Devils' season opener against Swansea City, and then against for the trip to Liverpool.
Kagawa joined Manchester United last summer from Borussia Dortmund and had earlier vowed to prove his worth to the reigning Premier League champions, in his second season in England.
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