Japanese star is desperate to get regular game time to preserve his place in the national team.
Unsettled Manchester United midfield player Shinji Kagawa is determined to quit the Premier League champions as soon as the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year in order to keep alive his World Cup hopes, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The Japan international has only been at Old Trafford since June 2012 when Kagawa was signed from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund by previous Red Devils head coach Sir Alex Ferguson, with the 24-year-old agreeing a four-year contract for a fee believed to be somewhere in the region of £17 million.
However, it is fair to say that since first arriving in the north west, Kagawa has found it hard to win a regular starting berth in the United first team, especially since new manager David Moyes took charge of the Premier League giants last summer.
In fact, the playmaker has featured in just the five matches in total all campaign long for United in all competitions, only two of which have come in the Premier League, and as a result Kagawa now wants to leave the club in January in order to find a new team that will offer him regular playing time ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Japan.