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Shinji Kagawa

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


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

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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."

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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.

March 29, 2014

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Kagawa got a rare start Saturday and assisted on Wayne Rooney's 20th minute goal during Manchester United's 4-1 win over Aston Villa.

Kagawa has now started two of the last three Premier League matches, something he's done only three times in 2014. If he can maintain his spot in the starting XI, he will surely have an increase in fantasy value, although it's tough to depend on him after only one good performance.

February 7, 2014

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Kagawa said that he is "irritated" by his performances this season and that he has to focus on improving in the second half of the season to prove that he has grown as a player, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder has not scored any goals, and has only made nine Premier League appearances so far this season. Kagawa is not a first choice for manager David Moyes, and he is starting to show a bit of frustration that he hasn't reached the heights he did in Germany before moving to Manchester.

January 24, 2014

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Kagawa's agent denied that Kagawa was likely to leave Manchester United as rumors of a move to Germany have heated up recently, reports Sky Sports.

In addition to speculation that Kagawa was on his way out of Manchester, the team is closing in on bringing Juan Mata in. Kagawa hasn't been as prolific in England as he was in Dortmund, but his agent believes the midfielder will stay put.

December 18, 2013

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Kagawa is available off the bench for Manchester United's Capital One Cup match against Stoke City on Wednesday.

Kagawa had been suffering an illness over the past few weeks, including having to get his stomach pumped. While he isn't starting Wednesday's match, it wouldn't be surprising if he saw some action ahead of this weekend's tilt with West Ham.

December 16, 2013

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Manchester United manager David Moyes said that Kagawa is still not feeling well after being taken to the hospital after being ill nearly two weeks ago, according to the Daily Mail.

Kagawa "ate too much" and had to have his stomach pumped two weeks ago, after United's loss to Everton. He did not play Sunday against Aston Villa, but was able to feature during the week in the Champions League. Kagawa is still working to recover from the incident.

December 9, 2013

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Kagawa has returned to fitnessfollowing an illness that kept him out of last Saturday's loss to Newcastle.

Kagawa was held out after having to have his stomach pumped due to overeating. However, he's back in training and could very well be back in the starting XI in Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.