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Manchester United sell Shinji Kagawa back to Borussia Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa on the Manchester United bench
Shinji Kagawa on the Manchester United bench
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Sir Alex Ferguson brought Japanese international midfielder Shinji Kagawa to the English Premier League from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2012. However, after two seasons at Manchester United and multiple managerial changes the 25-year-old has been sold back to Dortmund on August 31, 2014 according to the Guardian.

After his first move to England having cost the Red Devils over £14 million, the German side have reclaimed their former talent for the tidy sum of only around £6.3 million looking to have managed to earn a great profit from the player and then bought him for a deal.

Kagawa never seemed to fit into the plans at Manchester United the way he was anticipated too. Ferguson never could make him a permanent first team player nor weekly substitute. David Moyes tried and failed to do the same and it looks as Louis Van Gaal had no desire to try as his new signing Angel Di Maria made Kagawa completely unnecessary.

Borussia Dortmund are more than likely ecstatic to have reclaimed the Japanese star as he was deadly for Dortmund with 29 goals in 71 appearances his first stent with the club while his time at United only saw 57 appearances and six goals.

Kagawa also won back to back German titles and a German domestic cup while with Dortmund previously and he will hope to be part of the club’s means of regaining their place at the top of the Bundesliga and ousting Bayern Munich from their perch.

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