The future of Shinji Kagawa as a Manchester United player has yet again become the subject of much gossip after he was substituted at half time during his side's 2-1 loss to West Brom at Old Trafford.
Although there has been widespread criticism over Moyes decision to offer Kagawa severely limited game-time, he defended the decision as a purely tactical based one: "I just decided I wanted to make a change," he said.
"We want Shinji to feel he has an opportunity to show what he can do. His best position is arguably at No 10 playing behind a main striker, but he’s used to playing on the left-hand side with Japan There is a lot of competition here and we want to push each other to improve performances.
"We are putting a forward player out there but we are not opening teams up."
Former manager and club legend Sir Alex Ferguson signed the Japanese international from Borussia Dortmund during his last term at the club, with the aim of his signature to be a long term replacement for England striker Wayne Rooney.
However, from what we have seen this season, Rooney has been right at the centre of Moyes' plans, with Kagawa struggling to find game time.
Moyes also added there is competition for places, saying: "I don’t think there is one best team. You’ve got lots of teams here. We changed the team for midweek and I didn’t want those players to get only one game."
Kagawa, 24, managed to score six goals last season, but it has been a struggle for him this season with Moyes appearing to only play him wide left and out of position.
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