Manchester United manager David Moyes tends to justify his decision of dropping Shinji Kagawa by claiming that the Japanese midfielder still has some work to do concerning his fitness.

The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, who earlier demanded for a chance to prove his worth on the field, made his second start of the season for United when the Old Trafford club defeated Liverpool in the League Cup tie on Wednesday.

Following a mixed first season at Old Trafford, Kagawa is yet to prove his real prowess in a United shirt and this has caused a lot of worries in the hearts of the fans.

However, Moyes is claiming that  the 24-year-old star is still working his way towards full fitness.

"He did OK. I thought he grew into the game a little bit more," Moyes told reporters after Wednesday's game.

"There were bits which I was pleased with, and bits where we were looking for a little bit more. Overall, he's still getting back.

"A lot's been said (about his lack of playing time), but I think most people who watched would say he's still short of being really at full match fitness."

Though United players face a little competition in the midfield, supporters hope to see Kagawa on the pitch most-times.

And should Moyes yield their advice, he might begin to win their trust.

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