Shinji Kagawa could feature for Man Utd against Man City

Shinji Kagawa could be on the bench for Manchester United's clash with Manchester City on Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson reveals

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Shinji Kagawa joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund this summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Shinji Kagawa has returned to training with Manchester United after being sidelined with a knee injury, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson hinting the midfielder could make the bench for this weekend’s Manchester derby.

The Japan international has been out of action since October after suffering the problem during United’s 3-2 Champions League win over Braga.

The 23-year-old, who sealed a move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund back in June, has scored two goals in eight appearances for the Red Devils – and Ferguson suggested he could be in his plans for Sunday’s clash against the Premier League champions.

“Shinji Kagawa’s injury has been longer than we thought. He’s much better now and I don’t think he’s far away,” Ferguson said.

“He started running today and he may make the bench [against Manchester City]. Obviously Nani and [Antonio] Valencia are still out and that’s why I played [Wayne] Rooney on wide right.

“I thought it was his best performance of the season. Against Cluj I’m picking a team without any thought of Manchester City. It’s a matter of who needs a game.”

Highly-rated Kagawa scored 29 goals in 71 appearances for Borussia Dortmund before securing a move to England in the summer.

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