Shinji Kagawa has revealed how meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him about joining Manchester United.

Kagawa had been linked with other clubs but the chance to work with Ferguson was far too appealing, the 23-year-old who scored 21 goals in 49 league games for Borussia Dortmund, explained.

"There was some talking going on with other clubs, but Manchester [United] were the first to make me a formal offer and the more I talked to them, the more I felt Manchester was the place for me to be.

"I met (Ferguson) and contacted him a few times afterwards. I thought we hit it off, which meant a lot to me. He told me, "Don't worry about a thing, trust me. I would love it if you could take on this huge challenge".

"And when a legendary man like him says that to you, it carries a lot of weight."