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Shinji Kagawa

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Japan

Birthdate:  March 17, 1989    Birthplace:  Hyogo-ken, Japan    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  139 lbs    

October 2, 2014    Shinji Kagawa News

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Kagawa provided an assist and produced an excellent all-round performance as Dortmund eased to 3-0 win Wednesday against Anderlect in Champions League Group D.

Kagawa looks like he has rediscovered the form that made him a star at Dortmund the first time around. He assisted Ciro Immobile expertly with a fine lofted through ball for Dortmund's first goal and was instrumental with his intricate passing game throughout. He looked very much at home in the Dortmund midfield and will be vital for the team this season if they are to be successful.

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Shinji Kagawa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 27, 2014

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Kagawa was dynamic and strengthened his team creatively after coming on as a 57th minute substitute in Dortmund's 2-1 defeat Saturday to rivals Schalke.

Kagawa has needed time to adjust since returning from Manchester United in the summer and now looks to be finding form. After being dropped to the bench, Kagawa replaced Ciro Immobile in the 57th minute and changed the flow of the game. Dortmund became more fluid when going forward and were far more incisive with him in the team . Expect Kagawa to re-gain his place in the starting line-up for the Champions League match against Anderlecht.

September 25, 2014

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Kagawa showed good movement and hit the crossbar but ultimately did not reach his own high standards as Dortmund battled back to a 2-2 draw Wednesday with Stuttgart.

Kagawa has shown glimpses of his former brilliance since his summer return from Manchester United but is yet to hit top form. The game against Stuttgart was no exception as his good movement and effective crossing was contrasted by a consistently poor first touch and ineffective link-up play in midfield. He didn't click with Miloš Jojić and this failure was one of the reasons Dortmund found themselves 2-0 down to a poor Stuttgart side. Will surely improve as he continues to recover from a nightmare spell in the Premier League and is a good bet to make a big impact this season.

August 31, 2014

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Manchester United announced Sunday that they have reached a transfer agreement to send Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund.

Kagawa left Dortmund in the summer of 2012 to join Manchester United, but was not part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans. Kagawa can be a dynamic player, but it may take him awhile to find a place in the Dortmund starting XI, which limits his fantasy value.

August 28, 2014

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Kagawa suffered a concussion during Tuesday's shocking 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup when he clashed with Darren Potter.

Kagawa isn't getting nearly enough playing time in Premier League matches, and if he can't find a new home, his fantasy value will remain very limited.

August 18, 2014

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Kagawa remained on the bench for the entirety of Manchester United's Premier League season-opener against Swansea City on Saturday.

Kagawa was never considered to be a part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans, and after failing to feature Saturday, it's clear that his future is likely away from Old Trafford.

May 12, 2014

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Kagawa was named as part of Japan's 23-man roster for this summer's World Cup, according to Sky Sports.

Despite not playing regularly at Manchester United, Kagawa was named to Japan's World Cup side. Coach Alberto Zaccheroni described Kagawa as "an impact player."

May 8, 2014

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Kagawa's manager said the midfielder will not be leaving Manchester United this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Japanese midfielder has been one of the many players tipped to leave the club this summer, but reports suggest Kagawa still wishes to stay and fight his place in the team.