Shinji Kagawa has reiterated that his desire is to become Manchester United’s No.10 after his performance against Real Sociedad last night.
His performance last night on the left wing was one of his best so far but he vastly improved when Moyes moved him into the centre for the last 30 minutes, his favoured position where he played during his time at Borussia Dortmund as it compliments his natural style.
Although he did play much better on the left than in previous appearances, Kagawa made it clear that isn’t where he wants to be in the long term.
“I had an easier time playing as a shadow top [No10] than I did on the left wing,” Kagawa told reporters.
“I need to be more involved in the match and I hope I can do so in our upcoming fixtures. I want to play better, sharper and faster.
“I think it was a game we could have won. If you look at the other groups, too, the number of points you earn in games like these can decide whether or not you advance.
“If we could convert our chances, we could have won.”
At United, Kagawa has found his game time limited due to both injuries and team selection but if he can show improved performances like last night, he will be given more opportunities by David Moyes.
Many disagree with me when I say that as a top class player, Kagawa should be able to adapt to the left wing even if it doesn’t suit his style of play. While that may never happen, the only thing he can do now is put in performances like Sociedad and he will soon become a regular starter for Moyes if he can do that.