Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa wants to quit club in January

Last Updated: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 13:18

London: Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa wants to quit Manchester United in January as he fears he could miss out on a World Cup place, being at Old Trafford.

According to the Mirror, Kagawa, 24, fears he will continue to be frozen out of the United side in the build-up to the World Cup, and does not want to risk a lack of fitness and form as he heads to Brazil.

The Japanese midfielder has struggled for games since David Moyes took over and has now told teammates that he needs to leave Old Trafford in the transfer window, the report said.

His uncertain future has been highlighted ever since Moyes arrived as Sir Alex Ferguson`s successor, and the fact he now accepts he needs a new club will come as a blow to fans who believe he gives the side a more creative outlook, the report added.

The emergence of teen sensation Adnan Januzaj has certainly not helped Kagawa`s chances of gaining a regular starting role at United, the report further said.

Kagawa arrived in June 2012 in a deal worth around 17 million pounds from Borussia Dortmund, according to the report.

The German club enquired about re-signing him in the summer, and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have declared that they will be in the hunt to snap him up too if he becomes available, the report mentioned.

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First Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 13:39

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