Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa has said that he believes he needs to be playing more games at Old Trafford, according to Goal.

Kagawa, who lost two matches with Japan over the international break, has voiced his concerns about his lack of game time, and believes his fitness is suffering as a result.

Japan were beaten by both Serbia and Belarus and the 24-year-old pin-pointed the testing times he's faced at Old Trafford as having an adverse effect on his mental approach to games.

Kagawa has only played four times out of 11 possible matches under David Moyes this year, having returned to pre-season late on due to his endeavours at the Confederations Cup.

His lack of game-time has led many to speculate that the former Dortmund star could be on his way out of Manchester, with a return to his previous club being mooted, as well as registered interest from other clubs.

Kagawa has thus far refuted claims that he is exit-bound, but did say that he believed he needed to be playing more for his club.

Speaking after the games with Japan, he said: "Personally I felt strongly after these two matches that I need to play more [at my club] and, as a team, there are many things we need to do as well."

"So we all need to go back to our European or J-League clubs and take what we learned in these two matches and work to fix those problems.

"There's a matter of fitness," he explained when asked about the specific problems being omitted from the United squad was giving him.

"It's different from the atmosphere at United but you still get a good feel for being on the pitch when you play regularly.

"Maybe it's because I'm not used to being on the pitch of late but I didn't feel like I was able to enter these two games properly. During tough times like these I have to improve myself."

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