Shinji Kagawa is happy with how he played against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford but insisted he wanted to have more of an impact in the Allianz Arena this Wednesday.
The 25-year-old came on at half-time against Bayern Munich and made the difference as his introduction gave Manchester United more purpose going forward, and it was his good work that led to the corner which Nemanja Vidic scored from.
However, he wants more from himself going into the return leg and feels Manchester United need to build on our current momentum.
“As a team, we are having a good spell,” Kagawa said.
“We must keep the momentum going for the remaining games.
“I was trying to stop Robben and I think I did well enough. We only had a few chances but we managed to score. For myself, I want to make more of a contribution. Next week I will work harder to bring more to the game.
“We worked really hard and the supporters were wonderful, as always. As a team we were very united and played extremely well, which is the most important thing.
“We have an experienced team that is used to playing in other countries and know how to play well in the Champions League. Perhaps other teams are fearful of our experience.”
If David Moyes wants to take the game to Bayern Munich in Germany, Kagawa simply has to start. The German champions are afraid of what he can do against them from his time in Borussia Dortmund and with him on the pitch at Old Trafford, we were markedly stronger in attack as we actually had an outlet.
Kagawa is also right that United in Europe are still a feared side. We’ve lost our aura domestically after a torrid season but in the Champions League, we’ve still been strong.
Next week, we’re going to be massive underdogs but we were tipped to be overrun at Old Trafford so although the odds are stacked against us, anything can happen if the belief is genuinely there in the players.