‘Louis van Gaal’s comments prompted Shinji Kagawa to quit Man United’

Shinji Kagawa decided to quit Manchester United after comments made by Louis van Gaal, according to his new team-mate

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Shinji Kagawa decided to quit Manchester United to return to Borussia Dortmund after comments made by Louis van Gaal, according to Sebastian Kehl.

The Japan international completed a £6.3m move to the Bundesliga side in the summer transfer window, ending a largely unhappy two-year spell at Old Trafford.

There were some comments from his coach that prompted him to return to Dortmund

Sebastian Kehl

Kagawa struggled to make an impression at United due to a string of injuries and a loss of form, although the 24-year-old was part of the 2013 title-winning squad.

Dortmund midfielder Kehl revealed Kagawa is happy to seal a return to Jurgen Klopp’s side, hinting that Van Gaal played a big role in the Asian star’s decision to quit Old Trafford.

“You could see that it was a huge relief for Shinji Kagawa,” Kehl is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

“It was not an easy situation for him at Manchester in the past few weeks. And then there were some comments from his coach that prompted him to return to Dortmund.

“He gets a lot of faith here. Everything that he’s been missing in the past few months, he’ll get back here again.”

Kagawa won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund before sealing a £17m move to United in 2012.

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