Manchester United boss hoping for more from Kagawa

United's Shinji KagawaManchester United manager David Moyes is hopeful that Shinji Kagawa can do more to show him he is deserving of a spot in the Red Devils’ starting XI.

The Japanese international made a rare appearance during the Premier League champions’ 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Liverpool on Wednesday night and looked impressive in spells.

Many United fans have been calling for the playmaker to be given more first-team opportunities, while the 24-year-old himself has openly questioned his role within the squad.

Moyes said that he was pleased with Kagawa’s display, but that he will need to do more to become a regular starter:

“He did OK [against Liverpool],” he is quoted by the Daily Star.

“I thought he grew into the game a little bit more.

“There were bits which I was pleased with, and bits where we were looking for a little bit more. Overall, he’s still getting back.

“A lot’s been said [about his lack of playing time], but I think most people who watched would say he’s still short of being really at full match fitness.”

The games was Kagawa’s third outing of the season, with the other two having come in the Community Shield and United’s Champions League win against Bayer Leverkusen.

The Asian ace was signed from Dortmund last year by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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