Frustrated Shinji Kagawa puzzled at not being used by David Moyes

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — A frustrated Shinji Kagawa is determined to know why he’s constantly being overlooked by Manchester United manager David Moyes, but says he will continue to work hard to win back a place in the starting team.

Kagawa, who made a transfer move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United last season, is yet to feature in the English Premier League this season and has played just seven minutes this term after coming off the bench in the Community Shield victory over Wigan in August.

Following the injury to Wayne Rooney before the Liverpool game, Kagawa was expected to feature in the starting team, but was not even in the game squad.

Now the clearly frustrated midfield playmaker, who was on target for Japan in a 3-1 win over Ghana in a friendly game on Saturday, wants to know why he’s not being selected by Moyes.

“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the (Manchester United) side,” Kagawa was quoted as telling AFP.

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

“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.”

He added: “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.”

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