Shinji Kagawa has revealed that he feels he cannot survive as a Manchester United player if his performances do not improve.
He is yet to hold down a regular starting spot in David Moyes’ side due to a combination of a lack of fitness and Moyes choosing other players but he has shown glimpses of his best form at times.
The 24-year-old was taken off at half time against West Brom this weekend despite an impressive first half but he has insisted that if his performance levels do not improve consistently, he will not be able to survive at United.
“I thought that I would have been able to find some space to create the chances in the second half,” Kagawa said.
“In that sense I was disappointed [to have been substituted.] Sure, I wasn’t involved that much. I didn’t touch the ball enough but I was trying to be patient so I didn’t feel that bad.
“I have to take this like some kinds of message [from the manager]. I need to improve more and more, or I can not survive at this club. I have to take this in a positive way and keep trying to do my best.”
It is good to hear Kagawa’s attitude mirrors that of Javier Hernandez – a hard working one that doesn’t falter with knock-backs and a lack of game time.
Few argue how talented Kagawa is but he has so far failed to show that on a consistent basis. Everybody wants Kagawa to succeed at United and if he can just have one or two fantastic games, Moyes would find it difficult to drop him out of team.