Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa has spoken of his desire to be used in a more central role for the club, as he looks to build on his disappointing debut season with the Red Devils.
The former Borussia Dortmund man began Tuesday's goalless Champions League draw with Real Sociedad on the left side of midfield, before being moved into the No.10 slot in the second half.
The 24-year old has had limited first-team opportunities under new manager David Moyes, but believes he has more to offer the side should he be deployed more centrally.
“I had an easier time playing as a shadow top [No10] than I did on the left wing,” Kagawa is quoted by Goal.com.
“I need to be more involved in the match and I hope I can do so in our upcoming fixtures. I want to play better, sharper and faster.”
The Japan international also felt the game was for there for the taking against Real Sociedad, after Robin van Persie missed a penalty against the Spanish side.
“I think it was a game we could have won,” he added. “If you look at the other groups, too, the number of points you earn in games like these can decide whether or not you advance.
“If we could convert our chances, we could have won.”
The midfielder showed glimpses of what he's capable of last season, most notably his hat-trick against Norwich City.
In his final season at Dortmund he contributed to the double winning campaign with 17 goals and 10 assists in 38 starts.
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