Kagawa to quit Man Utd in January
Manchester United have been working their way through the growing pains of a new manager this campaign but several players appear to have lost their place entirely in the process.
Although he arrived last summer in style and was believed a massive part of the club's future hopes of success, 24-year-old Japanese international attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa has not been the player in Red that many thought he would be.
While he dazzled Europe while on display at Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, he has yet to truly adapt to the physical atmosphere of the English Premier League.
Kagawa made 26 appearances last year for the club scoring six times, but has only managed five chances on the pitch this season and looks to be set for a confining to the reserves bench for more time than he would like.
According to the Sunday People the midfielder is believed to be pushing for a January exit from Old Trafford as he looks for more permanent first team action in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer.
A return to the Bundesliga could be an option or a six-month loan elsewhere, but it is certain that Kagawa is not happy at United at the moment.