Manchester United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa has said that he is disappointed with his displays during his first season at the club, according to Sky
The Japan international, on his way back from the Confederations Cup after his country was eliminated, started 17 Premier League games last season and found the net six times, including a hat-trick at home Norwich, following his signing from from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2012.
Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp expressed his surprise at Man Utd’s use of Kagawa shortly before the Champions League final, saying that it ‘left him in tears’. But now it seems that Kagawa’s admission is linked to his relative lack of appearances last season.
Kagawa, 24, was never singled out at any point as having played poorly, but he looks upon his performances as below his usual standard, despite the team’s overall success, explaining:
“It was a tough time for me, with a lot going on in my head. I am not happy with my performance for the team at all. I didn’t score that much and I also had my (knee) injury. Despite that, it was great we won the league, but I just don’t feel that I achieved everything that I wanted. For me personally, it wasn’t a good season.”
It remains to be seen whether Kagawa will be first choice under United’s new manager, David Moyes.
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