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Kagawa's regret at Fergie exit

Shinji Kagawa has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson and wished he could spend more time working with the retiring manager.

Last Updated: 19/05/13 at 14:21 Post Comment

Shinji Kagawa: Regrets not having more time to play under Sir Alex Ferguson

Shinji Kagawa: Regrets not having more time to play under Sir Alex Ferguson

The Japan international arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £17million last summer and was immediately in awe of Ferguson's stature at the club.

"He has a magnetic power," Kagawa told the club's official website.

"I felt it the first time I met him, from the way he conducts himself and also from working with him on the pitch.

"He communicates well with his players and respects them. As the season went on, I got to communicate with him more, both on football and other subjects. That was important.

"He is a friendly person and his spirit is much younger than his age. I think that's because of his achievements over the years, and also his personality."

Although Kagawa has had a mixed year under Ferguson this term, the 24 year-old regretted the chance of not being able to play more for the Scot.

"I wish I could have played much longer under him. What he has achieved for the club is tremendous - he is in a class of his own," he added.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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