Man United’s Shinji Kagawa: I could have contributed more to the title

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa admits he could have contributed more to the club's title-winning campaign

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

Shinji Kagawa admits he could have contributed more to Manchester United’s Premier League title success.

The Japan international has endured a mixed first season in the English top flight after completing a £17m move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in July.

The 24-year-old has scored five goals and made three assists in 18 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils but missed two months with a knee injury in October.

And Kagawa, who scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Norwich City in March, believes he could have offered a lot more to the 20-time English champions this term.

“I was looking to produce even more results. I was injured and I felt things didn’t go well easily,” he said.

“I had a lot of conflict, frustration and worries. In that sense, I think it has been a profound year.

“Honestly, I haven’t contributed as much as I did at Dortmund.

“I was even injured. I still don’t quite have that feeling of accomplishment.”

Kagawa was instrumental in Borussia Dortmund’s back-to-back Bundesliga title successes in 2011 and 2012, scoring 29 goals in 71 appearances for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

It means the former Cerezo Osaka playmaker has won top-flight titles in three successive seasons, and Kagawa wants to continue his silverware streak.

“I’ve managed to win three in a row. I think my career is bound to get better and better,” he added.

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