While there was some doubt over the signing of Shinji Kagawa during the summer, many supporters have now warmed to the Japanese international following several eye-catching performances. However, even though he has made a positive impression on the Premier League, Kagawa insists that he is not completely satisfied with the start he has made in Manchester and says that he needs to improve.
Kagawa was one of the big purchases of the summer after he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in a deal said to be worth £12m. Even though he had forged a very good reputation in the Bundesliga, several supporters were concerned that the signing was merely for commercial reasons and Kagawa would struggle to adapt to the Premier League.
Fortunately, the player has taken to the division like a duck to water and has impressed many fans with his dynamic displays. He's already managed to score two goals and while he was not included in the squad that hosted Stoke at the weekend, his absence was most likely due to his recent international duty with Japan.
Nevertheless, it looks as though Kagawa has very high standards. The 23-year-old has told the press that there is plenty more to come from him, saying, "To be honest, I don't believe I have yet cemented my place. I still feel I need more time to adapt. There is not one game that I can be satisfied with the way I played over the 90 minutes. I need to communicate better so I can get my timing right when asking for the ball and things like that. You gain trust when you deliver results."
Of course, with United having another fixture on Tuesday, there is a big chance that Kagawa could feature in some capacity as Sir Alex Ferguson tries to rotate his squad.