In the past few weeks, Shinji Kagawa’s performances have been a revelation.
Before Juan Mata arrived at Manchester United, Kagawa had only created five chances all season but in his first start alongside the Spaniard, he created four chances and got his first assist in the following game.
Yesterday against Newcastle, he was the co-anchor with Mata and played some fantastic football. Aesthetically pleasing on the eye and intelligent to watch, Kagawa was always on the move, looking for a pass and United reaped the rewards of having such a dynamic style because Newcastle couldn’t stop it.
Kagawa may have only got one assist on the stats chart but he was involved in everything good we did going forward, something which Manchester United fans saw and appreciated.
Here’s some reaction to his performance against Newcastle. What did you think of Kagawa’s performance?
Hernandez did well up front, leading the line and finding spaces in Newcastle's back four. Shinji was brilliant.
— Dale @ Stretty News (@StrettyNews) April 5, 2014
— MUFCSupportersClub (@MUFCLondon) April 5, 2014
— RedMancunian (@RedMancunian) April 5, 2014
Shinji and Mata sitting in a tree P-A-S-S-I-N-G
Mata on a Kagawa, complete with "move and pass" sway https://t.co/SMrrVtTwhL
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) April 5, 2014
Here’s a video showing every touch Shinji Kagawa had against Newcastle:
Kagawa & Mata need to start together more often, they link up so well, incredible to watch.
— amy watson. (@Amy_WatsonMUFC) April 5, 2014
@aamena_ n’castle were shite but we did play some lovely stuff. Mata was sensational, Kagawa superb too
— Joe (@JoeTaylor84) April 5, 2014
— Stanley Chow (@stan_chow) April 5, 2014
Kagawa looks quality in tandem with Juan, work well together don't they? DONT THEY DAVID? AGREE WITH ME OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES #MUFC
— Captain Marvel (@_AnthonyWilson) April 5, 2014
Good win today, great team effort. Thanks for your great support. Looking forward to next game! http://t.co/ZXTFhBMslv
— SHINJI KAGAWA / 香川真司 (@S_Kagawa0317) April 5, 2014