Shinji Kagawa battling to handle profile of being Man Utd player

Shinji Kagawa admits he's still pinching himself over his move to Manchester United.

Shinji Kagawa admits he's still pinching himself over his move to Manchester United.

Kagawa is still coming to terms with the fact that he is part of an illustrious club that has dominated English football throughout the Premier League era.

Fresh from grabbing a historic winner for Japan in a friendly victory over France, the 23-year-old playmaker said: "I am now a Manchester United player and the fans and my team-mates expect more from me.

"Since arriving in Manchester I have had to watch my behaviour on and off the pitch. In Japan and Dortmund I didn't have so much pressure.

"Three years ago I couldn't have imagined evolving so quickly and being at a great club like Manchester United. It is proof that you never know what can happen."

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