Some incredible players have graced the pitch at Old Trafford, and more often than not, they’ve gone on to impress in front of the Man Utd faithful. Over the years, unknowns have turned into icons at the club, and that isn’t a trend that is going to stop anytime soon.
However, that process hasn’t always been as fluid as fans would have liked, and some have, unfortunately, slipped through the cracks.
One such example was Shinji Kagawa, who came to Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson from Borussia Dortmund. Though he showed glimpses of brilliance, he wasn’t ever really given a huge chance under the legendary manager, or his successor David Moyes, and he was eventually sold back to Dortmund.
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It was a blow, given how much was expected of him, and so it will come as no surprise to hear that fans online aren’t too happy after his recent World Cup performances. In particular, the midfielder played a starring role as Japan took European giants Belgium right to the wire in their hunt for a quarter-final place at the World Cup.
Following the clash, fans were quick to take to Twitter to discuss this performance, and loads of fans aren’t happy. Some are pointing the finger at the club for selling him too soon, whilst others are simply just disappointed that it didn’t work out.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
— Rants N Bants (@rantsnbants) July 2, 2018
Still can’t believe Moysey ruined Kagawa for #mufc. Absolute gem of a player.
— Sean McPolin (@SeanMcPolin1) July 2, 2018
Watching Kagawa today get a twinge of regret that we never got the best out of him. #mufc
— Michael Collins (@mickey6chins) July 2, 2018
— James Aithie (@JamesAithie) July 2, 2018
Kagawa is just a crazy passer of the ball. Really good at that…
I miss him in the #MUFC colours though
— Shepherd Richmond (@IdeezzY) July 2, 2018
Yo I miss Kagawa, why we sold him is beyond me #mufc
— Joe Teye (@mufc_ginger) July 2, 2018
Can’t believe we actually wasted Kagawa away and let him go. Damn Fergie and Moyes!!! #MUFC
— Emmie Golighley (@EmmGoligh) July 2, 2018
— waMambo Chikandamina (@iKenziiMufasa) July 2, 2018
Shame it didn’t work for Kagawa at #mufc because he is a top player
— Lou McCarthy (@LOUISMC55) July 2, 2018
Clearly, Man Utd fans would love to have Kagawa back at Old Trafford – however unlikely that is.
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