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Shinji Kagawa must leave Manchester United

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Shinji Kagawa has had a bit of a torrid time since signing for Manchester United back in the summer of 2012.

The Japanese creative midfielder had struggled to keep a regular place in the side, due to injury and some poor performances. Although he has been played out of position quite often.

Whilst Kagawa is able to play on both the left and right flanks, he is at his best in the central attacking midfield role, just behind the striker(s).

For Manchester United, he has featured on the left of midfield on more than one occasion.

His former boss Jurgen Klopp, told the Guardian: "Shinji Kagawa is one of the best players in the world and he now plays 20 minutes at Manchester United - on the left wing!

"My heart breaks. Really, I have tears in my eyes," he said.

"Central midfield is Shinji's best role. He's an offensive midfielder with one of the best noses for goal I ever saw."

At Dortmund, Kagawa was a regular feature in his preferred role scoring 29 goals in 71 appearances- not a bad return for a midfielder. Not a bad return for a player that United don't deem good enough.

In 2012, he won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund, recording the highest ever points total in the process (81). He also contributed a goal and an assist against rivals Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final.

Kagawa is clearly a better player than the one Premier League fans have been privy to, despite scoring a neat hattrick against Norwich last season, and should seek to leave for the sake of his career.

A player that Klopp described as "one of the best in the world" now rots in the system at Manchester United, he is still only 24-years-old.

If someone can free him from his Manchester nightmare for a price similar to what United paid for him, then they should seize the opportunity with both hands.

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