Kagawa looking for improvement

Shinji Kagawa has revealed his frustration at his stop-start initiation to life at Manchester United, but insisted his best is yet to come.

Last Updated: 08/02/13 at 15:03 Post Comment   

Shinji Kagawa: Has had injury-plagued start to his Manchester United career

Shinji Kagawa: Has had injury-plagued start to his Manchester United career

The Japanese international caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for United after completing a summer switch from Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund.

However, a knee injury kept him out for several months at the end of 2012, and the 23-year-old admitted it was frustrating in his first season in England.

"I'm not satisfied so far, but then I am always very critical of my own performances. Even worse, though, I got injured," Kagawa told the club's official website.

"I had to go through the frustrations that come with getting injured in my first season with the team. Now I'm just doing my best to catch up on what I have missed.

"I'm confident my hard work will pay off."

The attacking midfielder has been played in numerous positions so far as Sir Alex Ferguson tries to discover where he is most effective, and Kagawa insists he is willing to play anywhere he is required.

"I have the most experience, from my time at Dortmund, in playing behind the striker," he added.

"However, I just want to be part of the team. I will play wherever the manager wants me to play."

He also went on to light-heartedly reveals that there are certain adjustments to life in Manchester he is still struggling with.

"The weather is not as good as I imagined! It rains a lot and it's often cloudy, but I am slowly getting used to it."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Europa League: Lima's late winner gives Benfica 2-1 victory in semi-final first-leg

Substitute Lima struck late to help Benfica to a 2-1 victory over Juventus in their Europa League semi-final first-leg.

Nicky Butt proud to be assisting Manchester United's temporary boss Ryan Giggs

Nicky Butt says he is immensely proud to be assisting Manchester United's temporary manager Ryan Giggs.

Europa League: Sevilla secure first leg lead in all-Spanish clash with Valencia

Sevilla toppled La Liga rivals Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final to claim a 2-0 advantage.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property