Shinji Kagawa: Ask David Moyes why I’m not playing for Man United

Shinji Kagawa reveals his frustration at being left out of the Manchester United side under David Moyes this season

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

Shinji Kagawa has admitted his frustration at being left out of the Manchester United side under David Moyes this season.

The Japan international has played just seven minutes for Moyes’ men this season after he was a second-half substitute in United’s Community Shield win over Wigan last month.

The 24-year-old found the net for Japan in Tuesday’s 3-1 friendly victory over Ghana, and the playmaker could not hide his frustration at his lack of opportunities at Old Trafford so far this season after the game.

“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,” Kagawa said.

“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.”

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