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08/07/2013 11:16, Report by Ben Hibbs

Kagawa eyes new start

Shinji Kagawa places great expectations on his individual performances, so even after a debut campaign at Manchester United in which he provided solid evidence that he can make a big impact at Old Trafford, he still expects more.

Kagawa left behind a settled, tight-knit environment at former club Borussia Dortmund, despite their success on Jurgen Klopp, and joined United with the aim of challenging himself within a bigger set-up. It’s certainly been a challenge, he feels.

“It was great to win the title with United and to make it three in a row for me personally,” he tells the latest issue of Inside United. “But I feel I still have work to do. I would say I am half satisfied and half unsatisfied.

“I want to be a better player year by year. I expect a lot of myself. I hope to show my dynamism, style and presence more.”

Reds boss David Moyes confirmed that Kagawa will join up with his United team-mates on the Japan leg of the forthcoming Tour 2013 presented by Aon. And the Kobe-born attacker is already focused on what needs to be done to have a successful second campaign in England: “Hard work!”

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