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Wednesday, 11th July 2012
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Japanese football star will fight for starting place at Man Utd

A Japanese football star will endeavour to be included in the starting line up for Manchester United when the Premier League kicks off on August 18th.

Shinji Kagawa, who was signed from Borussia Dortmund, has claimed he will work his hardest to be included in the opening match that will see his new side take on Everton.

The AFP quoted him as saying: "First, I want to display what I have at the training camp and prepare myself so that I can firmly gain a position in time for the opening game.

"It's a big challenge for me. I have nothing but a positive mind now. I want to fight with confidence."

His former Dortmund teammate Neven Subotic suggested he would be a great asset to Manchester United, having helped his old side to win two consecutive Bundesliga titles.

Subotic told ESPN: "He played such a big role in our success and he's still so young - he can definitely have a similar influence at United if he is given the chance."

The 23-year-old jetted off yesterday (July 10th) to touchdown in England for his next challenge.

Posted by Mark Smith



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