Japanese midfielder bemused at lack of playing time.
Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa admits he is puzzled by a lack of opportunities being given to him by manager David Moyes, according to Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old arrived at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund last summer and had a difficult time of settling in at the club due to some repeated problems with injuries.
However, his return to fitness for the start of this campaign has not see him break into Moyes’ first-team plans at the club, as he has failed to make a single appearance so far in United’s first three Premier League games, playing only seven minutes as a substitute in their Community Shield victory over Wigan.
Kagawa had been linked with a return to former club Dortmund this summer, as well as with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, but he has ended up staying at United to fight for his place in the team.
This has been a frustrating process, however, as he admitted after scoring a fine goal for Japan against Ghana.
“Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,” he said after the game.
“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.”
Moyes also appeared to signal a lack of confidence in Kagawa by pursuing other attacking midfielders in the transfer market this summer, missing out on the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas.