Manchester United star's future not affected by Mata - agent

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Manchester United's decision to spend a club record fee on Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata will not affect the future of Shinji Kagawa, according to the Japan international's agent.

Mata is expected to complete his £37m transfer to Old Trafford later today - and this has sparked speculation over the future of Kagawa, who has struggled to adapt to the Premier League since completing his £12m move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2012.

A move back to Dortmund has been mooted, but the player's agent Thomas Kroth believes Kagawa will remain a Manchester United player for the foreseeable future.

"At this moment I am sure Shinji will stay. There has been no contact and so it is just rumours," Kroth told Sky Sports.

Asked whether the arrival of Mata will affect Kagawa's future, Kroth added: "No, it is my opinion that he will stay."

However, the reality if that Mata's arrival will almost certainly reduce Kagawa's minutes on the pitch.

And with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie returning to the fold, Manchester United might be tempted to cash in on Kagawa before the end of the current transfer window.

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