Japanese star felt unwell following midweek reverse to Everton.
New Manchester United head coach David Moyes has revealed that midfield player Shinji Kagawa was unable to take any part in Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Newcastle United at Old Trafford after he was forced to have his stomach pumped due to “eating too much”, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The brilliant Japan international featured for the Premier League champions in their surprise 1-0 loss to Everton at the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night, however, it was in the aftermath of that defeat to the Toffees that Kagawa then began to feel unwell.
As a result, the 24-year-old was then rushed to a nearby hospital, claiming he felt unwell after eating too much, before the playmaker was then forced to have his stomach pumped.
And Moyes decided that despite the player returning to training at Carrington on Friday, he had not made a good enough recovery to have the strength to be able to line up against the Magpies in Saturday’s shock 1-0 reverse, the first time in over a decade that the Red Devils have suffered back-to-back home setbacks in the Premier League.
“Shinji was very sick after the [Everton] game and he did a bit of training on Friday but he was low,” confirmed Moyes in his post-match press conference following the defeat against the Geordies.
“All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him.
“It was a bad sickness,” he added. “He thinks he ate too much and he had to get his stomach pumped but I think he is okay.”
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