Shiny Kagawa: My new Republik of Mancunia Blog on the Japanese Star

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Fergie's Finest, Other Writing by AJ Kirby

Kagawa-Italy-236x300I’m on the Republik of Mancunia blog again this week, this time providing a scouting report on Manchester United’s Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who has been starring in the Confederations Cup out in Brazil.

You can read the full blog here:

And here’s a brief snippet:

“Kagawa, along with his trusted lieutenants Honda (not the car) and Endo (not the BMX trick) was outstanding in what was a brave but ultimately futile display from Japan. I lost count of the number of times the commentators mentioned his name in the opening half-hour alone. He was to the fore as Japan dominated, racing into a 2-0 lead by the 33rd minute. And though the first was a rather debatable penalty – Buffon seemed to get to a woefully underhit backpass from the otherwise highly promising young Italy full-back De Sciglio fractionally before the Japanese forward – the second, scored by the ever-dynamic Kagawa, was up there with Neymar’s for watchability in this so-far excellent tournament.”


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