Shinji Kagawa has sent a message of thanks to Manchester United’s supporters for his time at Old Trafford.
Kagawa completed a return to his old club Borussia Dortmund this summer to end a frustrating two year spell with United in which the Japanese playmaker was never able to completely settle down.
The 25-year-old had a few great moments at United but never enough to break into the first-team on a regular basis. Despite that, he still had hordes of fans and wanted to thank them now that he has left.
Writing on his official Twitter account, Kagawa said: “Thanks everyone!! I could have a precious experience. I really appreciate it to all my supporters. Thank you Manchester United!!Good luck!!”
Kagawa shone in the Bundesliga before he joined United and may well go on to do the same again now but he was never able to repeat that form for United, so it was the right time for him to leave.
Dortmund will be happy to have him back in Germany as well and former club captain Sebastian Kehl believes Kagawa will be relieved too.
“You could see that it was a huge relief for Shinji Kagawa [to have left Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund],” Kehl told Sport Bild.
“It was not an easy situation for him at Manchester in the past few weeks. And then there were some comments from his coach that prompted him to return to Dortmund. He gets a lot of faith here. Everything that he’s been missing in the past few months, he’ll get back here again.”