Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, missed Saturday’s defeat to Newcastle United after he ate too much food after the Everton game.

Kagawa, who played 60 minutes of the game against Everton, was rushed to the hospital that very same evening after eating too much food.

United boss, David Moyes, explained what actually happened and the precautions that he took to ensure that his midfielder was eased into a quick recovery.

“Shinji was very sick after the [Everton] game and he did a bit of training on Friday but he was low", he told the press.

“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.

“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.”

The 24-year-old was sorely missed at Old Trafford as his team-mates lacked creativity and were unable to penetrate Newcastle’s disciplined defence.

The defeat to Newcastle was their second in the space of four days. The last time United suffered back to back home defeats was in 2002.

Under-fire boss, Moyes, is in a very difficult situation. The Scotsman was met with a barrage of boos throughout the Old Trafford stadium after the final whistle blew.

One wonders when things will eventually start looking up for Moyes after his uneasy start to life at the helm of United.

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