Shinji Kagawa was fantastic against Real Sociedad and certainly deserved the plaudits he received as well as the man of the match award he was given by fans.
On a night where a lot was expected of him, he exceeded expectation with a performance that was full of both panache and composure in equal measure.
The fact that he was named man of the match by fans on a night where Wayne Rooney arguably put in his best performance of the season is a testament to how much support he has amongst the fans.
All of United’s fans are desperate to see him succeed at Old Trafford because they have seen how incredible a player he was back in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, a tough and demanding league.
And on Twitter, the love for Kagawa was obvious. His name was trending in Manchester because of the nominations for him as man of the match.
Kagawa earned his stripes with his performance against Sociedad and David Moyes will have to seriously consider putting him in the starting XI for Stoke.
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