Date: 13th June 2013 at 12:01am
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Kagawa celebrates his goal against Tottenham

Shinji Kagawa has again expressed his disappointment at his showings in his debut season at Old Trafford, but has set himself the target of improving next term.

Having completed a £12m move from Borussia Dortmund last summer, Kagawa lifted a league title for a third season in a row having won back to back Bundesligas.

Despite the title win, the Japanese playmaker wasn’t impressed with his showings until the latter part of the season and has vowed to follow the example of teammates Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney as he strives to improve.

“I wasn’t satisfied with my overall performance, but I played well in the second half of the season and started to get more and more confidence.

“Hopefully, I can keep that going at the Confederations Cup. In this business, you need to be like Rooney or Van Persie and prove yourself if you want the ball.

“I want to be a player like them, which means I need results.”

Incidentally Kagawa may be the man to replace Rooney if the striker departs.

Former manager Jurgen Klopp last month said that Kagawa operates best centrally and having been deployed in the wider areas, if Rooney departs then he may be moved centrally, playing off RVP and therefore allowing us to see him in all of his pomp.


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