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Shinji Kagawa out after "eating too much"

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Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa missed the disastrous loss to Newcastle United on Saturday due to a sickness and it has been revealed that it was brought about by eating too much.

Old Trafford was a miserable place just before 3pm on Saturday as Manchester United fans had just witnessed their side fall to a second successive home defeat for the first time in a decade.

Yohan Cabaye's strike in the 61st minute was the difference between the sides and David Moyes could nto defend his team's listless performance after the match, with the Red Devils' blunt attack particularly disappointing.

Again a lack of creativity in attacking midfield departments was lacking and one reason behind this was Kagawa's absence through "sickness", and Moyes revealed the bizarre reason behind the Japan international feeling under the weather.

A case of overeating brought the 24-year-old low and it was so bad that he required a visit to hospital to have his stomach pumped.

"{All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him," Moyes told reporters after the match.

"It was a bad sickness. He thinks he ate too much, and he had to get his stomach pumped, but I think he is okay."

Kagawa's dicky tummy was particularly bad timing for the defending Premier League champions, as he would have likely replaced the suspended Wayne Rooney in the space behind centre-forward Robin van Persie.

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