Shinji Kagawa admits struggles under David Moyes

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Shinji Kagawa has insisted that former Manchester United manager David Moyes didn't count on him in his final year at Old Trafford, reports ESPN

The Japanese international, who returned to German outfit Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window, has admitted that he endured a difficult season last term, as the Red Devils struggled on the pitch.  

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Tricky time 

Kagawa has also revealed that his heart remained in Dortmund, and he's targeting success in the Bundesliga this term, despite Bayern's recent dominance. 

Speaking to reporters, the ex-United playmaker said: "Everybody knows that my second year at Manchester United was particularly difficult. The manager did not really count on me, and the team was also on a bad run. That means I am all the more delighted to be back. My heart had remained at BVB anyway.

"Fundamentally, I want to win everything -- that's my nature. We also have what we need -- the players and the coach -- to win titles.

"Having said that, we had that at Manchester and it didn't work. A lot of things have to click, but I hold the belief that this is absolutely possible here.

"Bayern have an unbelievable team with sensational players. We don't need to talk about that.

"They are a force, but it should our aspiration -- and also that of a few other Bundesliga teams -- to fight them with confidence and be able to beat them. We will do all we can for that."

Kagawa start 

And Kagawa made a fine start in his second stint at Dortmund after scoring in a 3-1 win against Freiburg this past weekend. Kagawa was, however, an unused substitute against Arsenal in the Champions League last night after he picked up a minor injury problem. 

He will now be looking to rediscover his fine form that eluded him at Old Trafford in the coming weeks and months, as Dortmund go in search of success on the domestic and European stage.  

Dortmund fans will certainly be hoping that he's handed a place in the No.10 role after being placed out-wide on a number of occasions throughout his Manchester United career. 

Manchester United future 

United, meanwhile, will be hoping to improve on last season's disastrous campaign. And, despite a poor start to the season, Louis van Gaal's side appear to be getting back on track after they demolished QPR on Sunday. 

With the likes of Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Co. now plying their trade at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans will be hoping that success returns in the immediate future. The Red Devils are next in action this weekend as they travel to the King Power stadium to take on new-boys Leicester City. 

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