Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is excited at the prospect of working with their new signing Shinji Kagawa and believes the Japanese international would make an immediate impact in the Premier League.
The 23 year old Kagawa has had two brilliant seasons in the Bundesliga helping Dortmund to back to back league titles. The gaffer made his way to Dortmund to watch the young star play Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final where the midfielder single handedly demolished the Champions League finalists. Considered as one of the finest young players in Europe at the moment, there were plenty of clubs rivaling for his signature but the player had his heart set for United.
“Shinji is an exciting young midfielder with great skill, vision and a good eye for goal,” said Fergie.
“I am delighted he has chosen to come to United. I believe he will make an impact upon the team very quickly as he is suited to United’s style of play.
“We are all looking forward to working with him.”
The Japan star is an attacking midfielder but can also play on the left as he does for his national side. The prospect of getting to watch Kagawa and Rooney to play up front is frightening indeed for their opponents as the Bundesliga player of the season for 2011-12 could provide the much needed invention and creativity to the United side which they sorely lacked last season.