Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa has reaffirmed his commitment to the Old Trafford club and vowed to fight for his place in the side.
The Japanese international's position had looked under threat, with United's very public pursuit of creative midfielders, including Cesc Fabregas, and the fact that his last appearance for the club came in the Community Shield win over Wigan.
Fans of Kagawa's former club Borussia Dortmund had also set up a Twitter campaign, imploring their club to re-sign the diminutive schemer with the hashtag #FreeShinji, but to no avail.
However the 24-year-old has committed his future to the club. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "Tough times are continuing, but all I can do is to work hard."
Signed from Dortmund last summer for a £12m, Kagawa impressed in his sporadic appearances for the club, including a hat-trick against Norwich in a 4-0 drubbing at Old Trafford.
After his appointment at the club, David Moyes had initially expressed his excitement at working with Kagawa.
Moyes said: "I'm looking forward to getting to know Shinji.
"He's a young player, so we hope his development continues, and I look forward to personally working with him.
"Hopefully he has a really good season coming up."
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