Man Utd boss David Moyes wants to see more from Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United manager David Moyes talks up Shinji Kagawa's qualities after his impressive display on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Shinji Kagawa joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund Photo: Back Page Images

David Moyes has called on Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to build on his recent performances.

The Japan international created Wayne Rooney’s first strike against Aston Villa on Saturday before his pass led to Juan Mata winning United a first-half penalty in a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford.

He is technically gifted and can create good situations

David Moyes

Kagawa has only made nine Premier League starts this season, but United manager Moyes hinted the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker could be seeing a lot more game time if he keeps performing well.

“I’m glad with Shinji,” Moyes told MUTV. “I thought he played very well at West Ham, too, but he made a very good pass to Juan for the penalty kick [on Saturday]. I want see more from Shinji in those moments because he’s a very good footballer.

“He is technically gifted and can create good situations. It was also an excellent pass [for Wayne Rooney’s header].”

Moyes was thrilled to see £37.1m signing Mata score his first Red Devils goals since joining from Chelsea in January.

“I think Mata is popular with the fans and the players because everyone can see what a good footballer he is,” Moyes added.

“I think he’s played well and really helped us and his goals were one of the reasons why we wanted to sign him.

“He’s always had a record of scoring goals and I thought he came very close against West Ham. There were signs that it was coming and, thankfully, he got his first today.”

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