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Shinji Kagawa | Midfielder

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 139

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Shinji Kagawa produced a few promising moments late against Real Sociedad on Wednesday after he moved into a central role but he was marginalized starting in a wide position.
There was a great deal of optimism entering the season about Shinji Kagawa a) getting more playing time under David Moyes and b) producing the results expected last season for a bargain price with the increased minutes. If Wednesday's Champions League match is any indication then fantasy managers shouldn't expect any change soon. David Moyes' decision to start Kagawa in a wide role saw him marginalized and ineffective. Only when Javier Hernandez was withdrawn and Wayne Rooney moved into the lone striker role with Kagawa in a central supporting role did the creative midfielder start producing some results. Nothing came of a number of promising opportunities but chances were created for Rooney and Kagawa that on other days would have resulted in goals. The problem for Kagawa's long term outlook is that Rooney is likely to continue to occupy his best position when van Persie returns to health. es Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:51:00 PM

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Shinji Kagawa has struggled to secure a place in the starting eleven at Manchester United and his frustration likely grew as he was pulled off at halftime.

With Manchester United level at halftime, Shinji Kagawa was pulled off in favor of young Adnan Januzaj. That United proceeded to lose at home to a mediocre West Bromwich Albion team will add to the Japanese international's misery as well as that of under-fire David Moyes. With Kagawa's role apparently still in question and United's form poor fantasy managers should remove Kagawa from their thinking.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Shinji Kagawa had been a non-factor in United's season until Tuesday's match when he made his first start of the season.

The results of Kagawa's first start were exceptional from an attacking point of view. Manchester United exploded for four goals against a relatively good team. To underscore United's dominance, they missed two easy opportunities in addition to the four that they did convert. Kagawa didn't figure in the scoring but at a reasonable price and back in favor he could be a serious bargain. Whether you want to take advantage of the bargain for the Manchester Derby or wait until the following weekend is a judgment call. I'd lean toward waiting another week.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 04:14:00 PM