Shinji Kagawa has hinted that he’s ready to stay at Manchester United and fight for his future under Louis van Gaal.

The Japanese playmaker was brought to Old Trafford in 2012 by Sir Alex Ferguson after earning a reputation as one of European football’s best young passers with Borussia Dortmund.

He featured infrequently in his debut campaign, but was expected to push on last term.

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However, David Moyes is understood to have not been a fan of the 25-year-old, handing him just 14 Premier League outings across the season.

This, and rumours of new arrivals, has led to talk that Kagawa will be shifted out of the Theatre of Dreams – with Dortmund an option – in the coming months, yet the player himself has suggested that the chance of a fresh start will be enough to keep him motivated, and at the club:

“I feel incredibly excited.” He is quoted by Goal.

“It’s a new start and I feel re-energised. It’s up to the players to get the results we need. I have a strong desire to do well.

“I’ll look more closely at my game and accept the challenge filled with passion.”