Moyes is wrong not to play Shinji Kagawa for Manchester United

Shinji Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United’s Japanese import Shinji Kagawa has been talking to reporters about not being selected by manager David Moyes to play for Manchester United.


The Japanese youngster is hugely popular with the fans and was a stellar signing when Sir Alex Ferguson bought him from Dortmund, yet for some reason United’s new manager David Moyes has left the playmaker on the bench for the clubs first three games of the season.

To an outsider looking in it does not make any sense as to why Kagawa has not featured for United when it is obvious to all who have been watching that they are desperate for someone to create a little magic in midfield.

Moyes at first said that he was being rested as he was unfit after the Confederations Cup, and United’s pre-season tour yet it has not stopped him playing for Japan against Ghana in a friendly where he looked anything but unfit scoring a goal for his country.

Feeling frustrated about being not allowed to play at Old Trafford he told the AFP news agency:

“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side.

“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.

“It’s hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others; it comes in waves.

“So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good.

“I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.

“When I get back to my club I have to wait for my chance in the Champions League and the Premier League. I’m sure my chance will come.”

I cannot understand what Moyes is doing, and I will not be alone here as I am sure that plenty of other fans express my concern over David Moyes and what he is doing with the club that so easily won the Premiership title last season.

The way the summer transfers was handled was a complete debacle, as is the way Moyes is running the team. A player like Kagawa needs to be on the field not the bench which is where Ryan Giggs needs to be yet Moyes not only started him against Swansea where he gave the ball away every third pass, but against Liverpool as well!

What is Moyes thinking? Ryan Giggs is 39 years-old and should not be in your starting line-up.

United fans you need to make your voice heard before it is too late Moyes is going to bring you down with his defensive way of thinking.

As for Kagawa, Jürgen Klopp would have him back in a heartbeat, and he would be snapped up buy any number of clubs should United put him up for sale.

Have a look at the goal for Japan below and tell us if you think Kagawa needs to be in the team or not?



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