Scholes says the new arrivals have got him excited about United’s chances of winning more silverware before he hangs up his boots for the final time.
He singled out Japan superstar Kagawa for special praise and said: “All the new signings have settled in well. Shinji has been with us since the start of pre-season, so he’s had a good amount of time.
“He’s a top-class player who did great in Germany and we’re lucky to have him.
“Shinji is just a clever footballer who gets into those great positions where it’s difficult for other teams to pick him up. He’s always on the move, which makes it easier for the midfielders to find him.
“He fits in with the way we play. It’s important he links up well with the midfielders and centre-forwards and he’s shown he’s clever enough to do that.
“He’s intelligent and someone we all really enjoy playing with."