Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa has expressed his disappointment of the 2013/14 season at the club, but admits that he never put in a bad performance during training to impress David Moyes.
Kagawa, who will now prepare for the World Cup with Japan, has a lot of expectation for him from Manchester United fans this season. But, has failed to light the Premier League alight since moving to Old Trafford two seasons ago.
During the 2013/14 season, Kagawa made just 18 appearances without scoring a single goal, which in his previous campaign the Japanese midfielder had scored 6 goals from 20 appearances.
Speaking in an interview with the Japanese press, Kagawa said:
“I have experienced a lot in Europe over these four years, especially this year. I had won the league the previous three years
“This year the manager changed and it has been a really hard year in many ways but I think it has been really good for me to experience both good times and bad times at the top level in Europe.
“There have been times when I thought my spirit would break and I just thought I have to believe in myself.
“In the end it has been a really disappointing season what with not scoring a single goal but I was never slacked off in training or matches.”
Shinji Kagawa’s agent has insisted that he is more than happy at Manchester United, with various European interest from clubs, including his former club Borussia Dortmund.
If Louis van Gaal adopts a 4-3-3 formation at Manchester United next season, do you think that Shinji Kagawa will come into those plans?