Man United’s Shinji Kagawa wants to work on versatility

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa wants to work on his versatility and improve his performances on the left wing

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

Shinji Kagawa has admitted that he would like to improve his versatility to make him more of an asset to Manchester United.

The Japan international appeared to struggle on the wing when deployed on the left by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and current United boss David Moyes.

I should be flexible enough to play in a number of roles

Shinji Kagawa

But the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker has thrived in the number 10 role behind Wayne Rooney in recent weeks, including a starring display in a 5-0 rout at Bayer Leverkusen.

However, Kagawa, who was signed in a £17m deal from Dortmund in 2011, maintains that he can fill the position the left wing despite a series of lacklustre performances.

“I played behind the main striker at Dortmund, but I usually play on the left with Japan,” Kagawa told United Review.

“I should be flexible enough to play in a number of roles, so I am a more attractive player to the team and can contribute even more.

“Every day I am learning how to trouble my opponents on the left, how best to cause them problems with my movement. But I would still like to be capable of taking up more positions.”

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