Juan Mata can help Kagawa become a superstar

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Manchester United's mega purchase of Juan Mata for £37.1 million has led to some critics suggesting that Shinji Kagawa's Old Trafford career is coming to an end

However, while Kagawa will now have added competition at the Theatre of Dreams, the signing of Mata could actually benefit the Japanese ace.

Some will point to Mata as the man that will step into Kagawa's role at Old Trafford. However they would be wrong. While many started to discuss the lethal quartet of Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, there has been no real mention of the ex-Borussia Dortmund man.

But there should be.

Kagawa has been disappointing this season under Moyes, but the playmaker has had to settle for a place on the left-wing more often than not.

However, as Moyes looks to turn Manchester United into his own team the Red Devils boss may be about to unearth a new system for the Premier League champions.

A system that could in-fact help Kagawa finally fulfil his potential in England.

United may now play with Robin van Persie as their main striker and have three men playing behind him. The Red Devils may look to emulate Mata's old club Chelsea and opt for a similar system that Jose Mourinho does at the Blues. 

Manchester United are a club that traditionally play with wingers operating the channels. However Moyes may have realised that things need to be changed. The United manager has the likes of Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani who are all out-and-out wingers, but often struggle to impress and are extremely inconsistent. 

United may now seek width from their wing-backs and alternate four of their most talented stars behind their lethal Dutchman in attack. 

David Moyes will now have the luxury of playing any three of Mata, Januzaj, Rooney and Kagawa off the striker. 

Januzaj, Mata, Rooney and Kagawa are most effective in the middle of the pitch and all four of them will play their part in the future of Manchester United. 

Moyes can trust all four of the stars to do a fine job going forward. The stars can move around, switch places and quite frankly destroy their opponents with their intelligence, skill and class. 

A change of system will no doubt help Kagawa and Mata's arrival could be a blessing in disguise for the struggling star. 

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