Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has launched a scathing attack on manager David Moyes.
The Japanese international arrived at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund last summer with a reputation as one of the best playmakers in European football.
His first-team opportunities were limited last season under Sir Alex Ferguson, but he was expected to play a more important role in the new regime, with Moyes keen to add greater creativity to his side.
However, Kagawa has played just seven minutes so far this term, and was omitted from the squad for the recent trip to Liverpool – a game United lost 1-0.
After netting for Japan in a friendly against Ghana, the 24-year-old took the opportunity to question Moyes’ reluctance to offer him a first-team opportunity
“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,” he is quoted by Sky Sports via AFP.
“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.”
Kagawa went on to state that he will continue to work hard to force his way into United’s starting XI, and that he is sure that he will get an opportunity to shine
“I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance,” he added.
“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.”
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