Date: 17th February 2013 at 3:20pm
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Shinji Kagawa reminds his old mentor of Johan Cryuff

Sir Alex Ferguson feels Shinji Kagawa needs a year to adapt to the English game, having signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

Kagawa is yet to hit the same heights of his spell in Germany, with the Japanese player being particularly harsh on himself, but Sir Alex has reassured him and fans that he will find his feet at the club, it will just take some time.

Speaking to ManUtd.Com, the boss said:

“He’s come from an environment that is completely different.

“I think the difference between German football and English football has been shown. In Germany you can’t foul. It’s foul after foul.

“The Premier League is completely different as there’s physical contact in our game and it’s different to Germany but, next year, he’ll be better.”