Man Utd coach Meulensteen: ‘I rank Kagawa very highly’

Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has rated Shinji Kagawa as a complete attacking midfielder.

Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has rated Shinji Kagawa as a complete attacking midfielder.

The 23-year old Japan international is set to join United once he receives a work permit and passes a medical and ahead of the completion of his mooted £12million shift, Meulensteen has spoken highly of the departing Borussia Dortmund star.

"I rank Kagawa very highly,” the coach told Goal.com.

"He’s a player that I've known for a while because I keep an eye on the German Bundesliga. He's done very well over there. I think he's a player that will fit Manchester United and complement us.

"At Dortmund, Kagawa played behind the striker which is a good position for him to play. He's got great movement, a great way to find spaces.

"He gets behind the opposition in the midfield which means that he can help in possession or be direct in moving forward. He can play the ball quick, one touch or two touch.

"He can create chances and he can score goals, he's got the complete package of what you would want from an attacking midfielder.

"He can also play on either wing or even deeper in the midfield. So, he's a very versatile player."

 
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