Hopes are high in the United camp for new signing Shinji Kagawa. Players and staff are nothing but complimentary about the Japanese playmaker and he seems to be settling in nicely with the team. Last night, he came on at half time against Barcelona and didn’t look out of place whatsoever.
Fast movement, instinctive passing and energy were all vibrantly on show in what was an assured performance against players who have regularly run us over in the midfield. My two pick out points were his lovely pass from almost a kneeling position at 2:08 and his darting run between the Barcelona midfield 3:00.
A player who runs at the opponent from the midfield and has the ability to cut them open and penetrate is exactly what we have been missing and likes the players and staff, I think Kagawa is the real deal.