Shinji Kagawa leaves Man United for Borussia Dortmund

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Back in February, it looked like Shinji Kagawa would likely not be a part of the future at Old Trafford. That became reality today as Kagawa officially joined Borussia Dortmund. It was rumored then that Kagawa wanted to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of finding a regular first team position elsewhere. Obviously, he stayed put.

He didn’t get much playing time under David Moyes, but he stuck around in the preseason to see how his fortunes might pan out under Louis van Gaal.

Shinji Kagawa then ignored interest from Napoli to stay with United. He also rejected a move to Besitka, supposedly. In the Manchester Evening News on 21 February:

But in the end, it wasn’t the Turkish giants, nor the Serie A side. Kagawa is now in the Bundesliga:

Best of luck in Germany.

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  1. Moyes doen’t like him, but the club doesn’t want to lose him because of the Japanese sponsors that Kagawa brought in. He will never have his turn even if he waits more. He seems to be just enjoying the famous brand name in Manchester U. He should have been more decisive in last January to move on.

  2. It’s weird of this web site to use an old article associating with the present different situation about a player of Man United, even leaving an old comment written by a reader 3 month ago. Who trusts this funny one…

  3. Congratualation MANU for the efforts you have done to bring more players to OT, Let us wait and see what will happen after all these blames. I think things is gong to change after two weeks time where we shall see all these new players in action for the club{ MANU}
    May God Bless the Club Manager the Players and all the Staffs .

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