Man United’s Sir Alex Ferguson hails Shinji Kagawa’s recent impact

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praises Shinji Kagawa's recent performances after a slow start at Old Trafford

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

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Shinji Kagawa is starting to have a telling impact at Manchester United.

The Japan international produced a slick performance to help the Red Devils secure a valuable point after a 2-2 draw with West Ham United at Upton Park on Wednesday night.

The former Borussia Dortmund man created Antonio Valencia’s first-half strike before the playmaker’s attempt led to Robin van Persie’s 77th-minute leveller against the Hammers.

The 24-year-old has been limited to 14 Premier League starts in his first season at Old Trafford, but Ferguson reckons Kagawa is starting to come good for the 19-time English champions.

“He’s doing very well for us now. He has fantastic composure on the ball and his decision-making is good,” said Ferguson.

“He seems to always pick the more sensible pass and for the first goal at West Ham he had the composure to take the player on in a tight area and roll the ball to Antonio Valencia for a tap-in.”

Kagawa has scored five goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for United this term after completing a £17m move to the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

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