Date: 16th May 2012 at 8:22am
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Having flown to German last weekend to watch Borussia Dortmund demolish Bayern Munich in the cup final, Sir Alex Ferguson played host to Shinji Kagawa ahead of a potential move for the Japanese attacker yesterday.

Rumours of United interest in Kagawa have picked up pace in recent weeks, and Kagawa’s admission that he flew to Manchester for a face to face meeting with Sir Alex will only serve to add to the growing speculation.

The 23 year old is being hunted by some of Europe’s top clubs but it appears United have stolen a march on rivals for his signature despite Kagawa stating he hasn’t made a decision on where his future lies:

“I have not decided yet.

“Sir Alex Ferguson gave me good words. Several clubs contacted me but I can not say which is the best.

“I want to choose the club where I can¬†challenge. It would be good to play in the Premier League.”

SIDENOTE: Transfer muppetry reached new levels this week when Kagawa’s flight number for his journey to Manchester was revealed. I salute my fellow transfer muppets, that’s some serious dedication to the cause.


8 responses to ““It would be good to play in the Premier League.””

  1. Chansa says:

    we Kagawa Fergie get him pls and Gaitan also needed so much.We want to chalenge city next season.Atleast three players are needed especially midfield Kagawa,Gaitan and Iker Muniani Then

  2. Kanepala says:

    We need three to four players who will support Rooney.Kagawa,Gaitan,Iker Muniani and Hazard.Then We will deal with City next season.Buy these guys pls Fergie.If city want Hazard let them get him but we not afriad of them.We lost the cup with diginity.Same points but goal differences.That is the Indication we are the best team in the world.We will continue supporting man u,so buy the players who will be giving Rooney the ball upfront,not Rooney collecting the ball for himself from the midfield. We need the providers,then we are done.

  3. John says:

    I hope Kagawa signs, we badly need some intelligece and creativity in the middle of the park. This boy can thread some terrific passes. The player who could benefit a lot is Hernandez because of his movement. This season we looked too much to Valenica for attacking threat, we need more options.

    We need 3-4 good signings, but we also need the young players to improve. I’m happy Hernandez is getting a proper rest. He has massive potential and need to work on his game. I see Falcao at Madrid and think Hernandez can be just like this guy and be a top goalscorer.

    De Gea deserves credit for turning his season around and hopefully he gets stronger now. Jones and Smalling will need to build and improve their defensive games further next season. Evans needs to keep progressing as well but he had a good season. Rafeal is another one who has to work harder now and improve defensively.

    Cleverley was so unlucky with injuries and hopefully he gets a good break and more luck next season. Welbeck did well for his first full season with us. He needs to score more goals but he is a talent who will hopefully improve further.

    It’s always doom and gloom when Man Utd don’t win the league. No doubt this season hurt a bit more, but we have good young players. If we make the right additions we can be stronger next season.

    Man City have a very powerfull team with expensive signings, but they only managed to win the league on goal difference. We matched them for games won, draws and losses, and spent like ¬£400 million less or something crazy like that in the last 4 years. We shouldn’t forget they had no real injuries this season, whereas we where without Vidic all season, and Fletcher, and suffered a massive injury crisis this season. We should be proud of Ferguson and the team for getting so close.

  4. jonathan says:

    What are your thoughts on him (Chudi)? Seems great business to me.

  5. Andrew says:

    I think he could be a good signing. He looks a very talented player and could help us in midfield. I agree with @John in that the right creative midfielder could help bring the best out of Javier Hernandez.

  6. Peter says:

    John I agree in that we do need the youngsters in the squad to improve, but we also need quality signings to help them progress. We need to make strong signings this summer to win the tile back.

    We need another right back so that Phil Jones can stop playing there. I don’t think its a great position for him and he should stay in the middle next season. We need him to progress as either a center back or as a battling box to box midfielder. If he can perform both jobs really well then that would be great, but that comes with age and experience.

    Kagawa has impressed in Germany and I watched him against Bayern on Saturday. He looks a clever player and something we need. He does look good business for the price being quoted in the media. Its clear Hazard is going to Man City so we need to look elsewhere for a young creative midfielder.

    I hope Ferguson is able to bring some really quality players this summer. The last really good exciting transfer summer we had was in 2007 when we got Nani, Anderson, Hargreaves and Tevez. We could do with a similar summer of quality players arriving. I always felt last summer was just lacking one top signing like a Wesley Sneidjer. I hope its not the case this summer.

  7. moriton says:

    I hav no doubt fergie would sign him,aside from the talent he really is and his age,fergie would look to increase our fan base in asia through his addition together with j.s park.

  8. RedLust says:

    i think we need solid cover at both the left & right full back positions. since the departure of o’shea we’ve relied too much on evra at the left-back slot so much so i think he’s been jaded for some of our important games. evra can still be a force even at his age, but it would be ideal for him to have some good competition there, ideally another natural left-back. moreover, its been confirmed that fabio will be off on loan next season, so who have we got besides evra there? as for right-back, rafael has massive potential, but i often feel he’s still quite raw, so we would do well with another right-back as well. its strange to see valencia, jones, & smalling playing at this position, all of whom have at times filled in well but none of which are natural right-backs.