Man Utd’s Shinji Kagawa: ‘Ask David Moyes why I’m not playing’
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has told reporters to ask David Moyes why he is not playing.
The Japan international has been left out of the new United boss’ team, despite the fact that they have shown a lack of attacking flair against the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool.
And it appears he is as mystified as many United fans as to why he hasn’t been given a chance to make an impact on game.
After playing just seven minutes for United so far this season – a cameo appearance in the Community Shield win over Wigan – the 24-year-old has made it clear that he is not happy on the fringes.
He told AFP: “Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the (Manchester United) side.
“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.
“It’s hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others; it comes in waves.
“So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good.
“I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.
“When I get back to my club I have to wait for my chance in the Champions League and the Premier League. I’m sure my chance will come.”
Kagawa was on the scoresheet for Japan in their friendly against Ghana last night. He also put in a fine display.
You can see all his touches from the match in the video above.