Shinji Kagawa scores delightful chip for Borussia Dortmund against Schalke

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While Manchester United were being thumped 3-0 by Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, one of their former players was celebrating after scoring a delightful chip.

No, it wasn’t Paul Pogba, Javier Hernandez or Angel di Maria - three players that United will be wishing they hadn’t got rid of - it was, in fact, Shinji Kagawa.

The Japan international signed for Manchester United from the German club in 2012 but played just 57 times, scoring six times for the Red Devils.


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He returned to Dortmund in 2014 and looks a different player to the one we saw in England.

The midfielder has already scored 17 goals since his return - and his latest one was probably his best.

Dortmund were hoping to bounce back from their disappointing performance last week where they drew 1-1 at home to Liverpool in their Europa League quarter-final clash.

They faced Schalke in the ‘Revierderby’ as they attempted to keep their faint title hopes alive.

Kagawa was an unused substitute against Liverpool but was rewarded with a start against Schalke as manager Thomas Tuchel rung the changes. And the 27-year-old staked a claim for a place in Thursday’s second-leg after scoring a beautiful goal.

Kagawa played a one-two with Moritz Leitner before delicately sinking the ball over the goalkeeper from the edge of the box to put BVB ahead.

Watch the gorgeous goal below:

However, the wonderfully taken goal didn’t inspire the away side to three points as they drew 2-2 with their rivals. The draw leaves Dortmund seven points behind Bayern Munich with just five matches remaining.

Kagawa and his teammates will now turn their attention to Anfield on Thursday.

Dortmund know they will need to score at least once to stand any chance of progressing to the semi-finals and will be hoping the former Manchester United man can produce another moment of magic.

Other former United stars

Obviously, Kagawa isn’t the only player that United will be wishing that they had ‘made it work’ at Old Trafford.

Hernandez is also tearing up the Bundesliga, scoring 16 goals for Bayer Leverkusen while Di Maria  has impressed for Paris Saint-Germain as they've already secured the title and are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

But the biggest regret will probably will Pogba. The 23-year-old has the world at his feet and Barcelona star Neymar recently said he would love the Catalan club to sign him.

Manchester United fans: Should your club have kept hold of Kagawa? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Wayne Rooney
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Shinji Kagawa
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