Frustrated Kagawa hits out at Moyes

Frustrated Japanese star Shinji Kagawa has hit out at new Manchester United boss David Moyes.

The talented play-maker has yet to feature for United in the league so far and has made just one appearance in a Red shirt so far, a seven minute cameo in the Charity Shield final against Wigan.

Moyes has so far insisted that the player lacked match fitness, however despite scoring for Japan in their 3-1 win over Ghana midweek the 24 year old is likely to be once again on the bench when United face Crystal Palace at home in the early kick off on Saturday.

Moyes decision to overlook the midfielder has not gone unnoticed by fans, many of whom have questioned the former Borussia Dortmund’s star omission and now the player has decided to speak out and has voiced his frustrations at his lack of playing time.

“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,” Kagawa told AFP.

“It’s hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others; it comes in waves. So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good.

“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that [against Ghana] gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.

“So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good.

“I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.

“When I get back to my club I have to wait for my chance in the Champions League and the Premier League. I’m sure my chance will come.”

Kagawa, who only joined United in July 2012, was linked with a return to Dortmund during the summer but the move was blocked by both the club and player although the Bundesliga side did leave the door open for the player to return.

With the arrival of Marouane Fellaini, Kagawa could be forced to bide his time although with United set to face Bayern Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday, Kagawa will hoping that Moyes shuffles his pack and he gets an opportunity to shine.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.