Manchester United are crying out for a creative midfielder, and are prepared to pay big money, with them having a 35 million pound bid for Cesc Fabregas turned down and 21 million pound turned down for Ander Herrera. But Manchester United have already got a creative midfielder, Shinji Kagawa.
Signed from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of 12 million the Japanese international has played a limited role mainly due to injury, but when played has looked like a great player who adds a new dimension to United's attack. He displayed his class when he scored a delightful hat-trick against Norwich.
David Moyes for some reason doesn't really fancy him, as he has only briefly appeared off the bench this season. Moyes insists Kagawa will have his chance, but everyone seems confused that he hasn't played a role. Everyone sees his potential and he needs more playing time to fulfill his potential.
Borussia Dortmund fans seem equally aggrieved with Kagawa's role and have started a Twitter campaign by using the hashtag #freeshinji. Manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for the United player by saying "Coming back is not an option for him this year and not an option for us." A loan option seems to fit the bill but United are not prepared to let go of him. Moyes sees something in Kagawa but he will have to wait for his chance.
Last season for United Kagawa scored 6 goals in 26 games. In his career he has scored 92 goals in 225 appearances.
Kagawa wants to prove himself at United and is prepared to be patient but if he doesn't get opportunities he may seek pastures new.
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