Manchester United.

The Japan international looks set to establish himself as a Old Trafford favourite after building up a burgeoning reputation while playing in Germany with Borussia Dormund.

Despite already playing for one of biggest teams in world football in Manchester United, there has already been speculation that he end up at Barcelona one day. However Kagawa has been quick to dismiss these reports.

“I have never thought about Barcelona or Madrid,” Kagawa is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Paris are a great team that will continue to grow this season. It is also a very nice city, but I am focused 100 per cent on life in Manchester.

“You never know what the future will hold.”

In the meantime Kagawa is still getting used to playing for such an illustrious club that has dominated the Premier League era in England.

The 23-year-old playmaker, who scored a memorable winner for Japan in their 1-0 friendly victory over France on Friday, added: “I am now a Manchester United player and the fans and my teammates expect more from me.

“Since arriving in Manchester I have had to watch my behaviour on and off the pitch. In Japan and Dortmund I didn’t have so much pressure.

“Three years ago I couldn’t have imagined evolving so quickly and being at a great club like Manchester United. It is proof that you never know what can happen.”


  • darlinton
    3 years ago

    I guess shinji is now my favourite oldtraford player because I love his style of play.

  • sam
    3 years ago

    too bad, keisuke honda is still the better player out of the 2. shinji needs to get stronger and shoot more; if not ferguson will bench him and play him as a 12th man. i.e. “park ji sung”