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Shinji Kagawa waiting to hear from Van Gaal

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Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa is 'unlikely' to leave Old Trafford this summer - despite reports linking him with a move back to former side Borussia Dortmund.

Kagawa has failed to hold down a starting spot during his short time at Manchester United and has often been forced to play on the left wing when has been given the nod.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has been disappointed with Manchester United's treatment of a player who was named the Bundesliga's player of the year in two successive campaigns.

And the Japan international was rumoured to have become disillusioned with life at Manchester United, however he is now keen to find out what incoming manager Louis van Gaal has to say about his role in the team.

His agent Thomas Kroth, speaking to German publication Kicker, said on his client's future: "Shinji will play the World Cup now and then see what the new Manchester United manager's plans are.

"Right now, it is rather unlikely that he will leave the club in the summer."

The 25-year-old is expected to play a leading role for Japan in next month's World Cup.

Kagawa will be hoping he can help guide Japan out of the group stages - where Alberto Zaccheroni's side take on the Ivory Coast, Greece and Colombia.

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