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Lack of club football at Man Utd affecting Japan ace Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa admits he may things to 'consider' in the near future if he wants to get back to playing regular first team club football.

The Manchester United midfielder started in Japan's eventual 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand on Wednesday, scoring the Blue Samurai's second goal from the penalty spot in the seventh minute, before being substituted in the 79th minute.

Kagawa, who set up Shinji Okazaki for the opener in Tokyo, has started just 14 games for United this season so admitted that it was a bit of a shock to the system to be on the pitch from the beginning.

"It really had been a while," Kagawa told reporters about starting.

"But I still had to play well and earn a good result whether I started or came off the bench.

"I didn't feel as strong in the second half so that's something I have to consider."

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