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Shinji Kagawa hungry for success at Manchester United

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Shinji Kagawa wants to fight for his Manchester United career after the Japanese midfielder had a disastrous last 12 months with the Old Trafford side.

Featuring only 14 times during the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign, the 25 year-old has suffered a turbulent start to his United career with his £16million price tag from Dortmund looking overpriced.

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One more chance

However, with the Scotsmen now departed and Louis Van Gaal taking over, Kagawa is ready for the new challenge, with United expected to fight for major honours once again.

Kagawa told the AFP in Tokyo: “I feel incredibly excited. It's a new start & I feel re-energised.

“I've a strong desire to do well. "I’ll look more closely at my game and accept the challenge filled with passion,” said the Japanese International.

Search for former glory

After a disappointing World Cup where his side were eliminated at the Group stages, Kagawa was partially dropped from the side after giving possession on many occasions.

However, if the midfielder can restore the form that made him one of the best playmakers in the world at Borussia Dortmund then United fans could feel like Kagawa is a new signing this season.

With Van Gaal now in charge, the Dutch coach admitted that ‘Kagawa was the best player in the German Bundesliga when I managed Bayern’, giving the pass master some confidence heading back for pre-season that he will indeed get a fresh start.

"It’s a new start and I feel re-energised. It’s up to the players to get the results we need. I have a strong desire to do well,” Kagawa added.

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