Kagawa willing to fight for his place
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has released a statement saying that he understands that he must work hard to gain a starting place under David Moyes.
Kagawa signed for United just over a year ago and he featured 26 times for the Red Devils last season with 17 league starts.
However his position seems to be under jeopardy as his new boss, Moyes, seems reluctant to play him, giving him just seven minutes of game time in United’s first four fixtures.
Kagawa faces new competition at Old Trafford for his midfield spot in the form of Belgian Marouane Fellaini. Moyes may well play Fellaini as an attacking midfielder as he sometimes did for Everton.
In this circumstance, Kagawa could be pushed even further down the pecking order.
The transfer window has also revealed that Wayne Rooney is valued by Moyes as he struggled to retain him. Rooney is another player who could fill Kagawa’s typical place behind the striker.
However, Kagawa has not just accepted a fate of spending Saturdays on the bench and is promising to fight for his place.
He told Sky Sports: “Tough times are continuing, but all I can do is to work hard.”
Then when asked whether he will remain a United player, he replied: “Yes, that’s right”
This is in the wake of an online attempt by Borussia Dortmund fans to: ‘free Kagawa’ and attract him back to Germany.