Manchester United & Chelsea should switch playmakers

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Juan Mata continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea after a difficult first half of the season under Jose Mourinho and in January the Blues may let their playmaker depart. 

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester United have a playmaker that's also struggling for opportunities. Shinji Kagawa, despite being a fan favourite, just hasn't taken off at the Theatre of Dreams and perhaps it's time the Red Devils realised things are just not going to work out with the Japanese star. 

Perhaps then Manchester United and Chelsea should should enter a swap deal involving the two superstars. 

Mata is clearly frustrated with life at Stamford Bridge and is in need of a new challenge and Kagawa just can't fit into David Moyes' system.

At Manchester United, Kagawa is often placed on the bench or out on the left-wing, which is certainly not his best position.  

Mourinho likes Kagawa, too. It wasn't so long ago that the 'Special One' revealed he wanted the Japanese star when he was in charge at Spanish giants Real Madrid. 

Whereas United usually play with wingers and have Wayne Rooney in the No.10 position, Chelsea play with three playmakers behind the lone striker. 

Mourinho doesn't seem to fancy Oscar and Mata in the same team, but is there any reason Kagawa and Oscar couldn't play together when the Japanese ace works hard for his team. 

The playmaker was on a different level in Germany at Borussia Dortmund and a move now could help him find his best form. 

The deal should work for Manchester United as-well. They would lose a player struggling for form and finding it difficult to break into the team and they would gain a proven Premier League star hungry for success.

If United had Mata and Michael Carrick pulling the strings in the middle of the park, then their fluency, that has been missing, could return. 

Of course it would be a major surprise if Mata and Kagawa were exchanged for one another, but it would make sense for both United and Chelsea. 

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