Posted on Friday, 15th June 2012 by Ryan
United wrapped up a deal to sign Kagawa last week, and the Japanese international will be heading to Old Trafford subject to completing a medical and securing a work permit.
Kagawa was an integral part of the Dortmund team that has enjoyed success domestically in Germany recently, scoring 21 goals as well as creating 12 for his team mates this season and Meulensteen believes Kagawa can have a similar impact at United.
Speaking to Goal.Com, Meulensteen said:
“I rank Kagawa very highly.
“He’s a player that I’ve known for a while because I keep an eye on the German Bundesliga. He’s done very well over there. I think he’s a player that will fit Manchester United and complement us.
“At Dortmund, Kagawa played behind the striker which is a good position for him to play. He’s got great movement, a great way to find spaces.
“He gets behind the opposition in the midfield which means that he can help in possession or be direct in moving forward. He can play the ball quick, one touch or two touch.
“He can create chances and he can score goals, he’s got the complete package of what you would want from an attacking midfielder.
“He can also play on either wing or even deeper in the midfield. So, he’s a very versatile player.
“He is another good addition and a player who can score. It’s all about the players that we bring into focus. He will flow into the qualities that we have and his signing gives us more options.
“You play in the big leagues for so many games as well as the Champions League. We know how difficult it is. You need plenty of quality players and he is another.”