Kagawa enjoys happy return

Sep 14, 2014

Kagawa enjoys happy return

Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday. The 25-year-old Kagawa, who spent two seasons at Manchester United after winning ...

Kagawa leaves Man United to return to Dortmund

Sep 1, 2014

Kagawa leaves Man United to return to Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admitted Sunday he thought long and hard before leaving Manchester United to rejoin Borussia Dortmund. “It was a very difficult decision for me,” Kagawa said, after signing a four-year deal to June 2018 with the eight-time Bundesliga champions a day before the ...

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

Aug 27, 2014

Kagawa concussed as MK Dons humiliate United

In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club’s illustrious history on Tuesday. The record 20-time English champions timidly capitulated to MK Dons, losing 4-0 to the third-tier club in ...

Aug 5, 2014

Atletico Madrid looking into Kagawa

Reigning Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid is launching a bid to acquire Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa along with his teammate Javier Hernandez, The Guardian said in its online edition Monday. The Guardian said that a transfer deal for both players would be in ...

Kagawa accepts fate

Jun 21, 2014

Kagawa accepts fate

by Gus Fielding

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted he deserved to start on the bench in Thursday’s 0-0 draw against Greece after struggling in Japan’s opening game at the World Cup. Although coach Alberto Zaccheroni told reporters after the Greece match that his decision to ...

Kagawa laments poor personal performance

Jun 16, 2014

Kagawa laments poor personal performance

by Gus Fielding

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa admitted he had trouble sleeping on Saturday night and he was his own biggest critic after a sub-par performance in Japan’s 2-1 defeat to Cote d’Ivoire in their opening game of the World Cup finals. “I lost a battle ...

Japan players reflect on loss to Cote d'Ivoire

Jun 15, 2014

Japan players reflect on loss to Cote d'Ivoire

Shinji Kagawa and his Japan teammates feel like they’ve been bitten hard by reality — the reality that they’ve made little progress from four years ago in South Africa. “I’ve been preparing for this and if this is the result, this says a lot ...

Japan wins final warm-up match

Jun 7, 2014

Japan wins final warm-up match

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda scored twice and Yoshito Okubo grabbed a dramatic late winner on Friday as Japan came from 2-0 down to beat Zambia 4-3 in its final warm-up match for the upcoming World Cup finals. Goals from Christopher Katongo and Nathan ...

Japan storms by Costa Rica

Jun 3, 2014

Japan storms by Costa Rica

Manchester United striker Shinji Kagawa scored the go-ahead goal in the 80th minute Monday night as Japan rallied to defeat Costa Rica 3-1 in a World Cup warmup friendly. Kagawa stumbled as the ball came to him in the heart of the penalty area ...