The Borussia Dortmund attacker, who has been linked with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side for over a year, will join Old Trafford subject to a medical and UK work permit.
Woop woop! I'm so happy we have got this guy!
same, i think he's a better player than hazard but i would of liked both
I think he is better value at least. 12m rising to max possible 17m, half Hazard's wages. Hazard was over 40m with all the agent fees all in too. Would have loved to have seen them both but United maybe have more money to spend now and won't be burdened with such a viciously large wage that breeds envy in the squad. He is NOT a buy for commercial reasons, but lets face it, he'll make United his fee back in the asia market no worries. Hazard has a lot of potential but that is what has been paid for, not his actual ability right now.
I agree hazard was asking for way too much money for a unproven player in the epl. We have bought players in the past for alot of money and they have not stood out at united so i think kagawa will be the right signing and i hope he is the first of a few new faces this summer.
both unproven in the EPL, but based on statistics he is definitely a better buy than Eden.
One thing- Kagawa needs to learn English. If he wants to be a success in England and stay at United for many years he'll have to learn the lingo. Would be disappointed if he didn't try because it sort of shows a player's commitment and intentions. There is no coincidence that Tevez still can't speak English after half a decade here... If he expects to stay many many years then he should get serious.
I see why you;re happy, he is a very good investment.
Cracking player, good buy for them and at a bargain price
Surprised we were able to get him at such a good price without much competition. You get the feeling that they probably had a deal agreed months ago. Just the sort of player we need.
What was the price?
I think it was around 12 million pounds.
he had a year left on his contract thats why we didnt have to pay over the odds
Yes im so happy he is finally coming to united but i think we still need one more midfielder
I just wish SAF would go all out for Fulham's Clint Dempsey. He would be a perfect fit for United imo.
Too old at 29 now unless we were to get him for less than 5m which is not going to happen.
Shinji, wherever you may be, glad you fancy history, could be worse, could be french, joining Nasri on city's bench. So happy we signed this kid. He's only 23 so he has a long time to make himself into a United legend. I think he'll fit real well into the squad and I'm glad that we may actually have some attacking play from the center of the field instead of just from the wings.
@buddy magoo That would still be a bargain for a proven attacking midfielder - and an international at that. He has a great engine, good in the air and can score quality goals. And being American, the winning mentality comes as standard. 5 million, even at 29, an ABSOLUTE STEAL! BTW Im not his agent or his brother lol
wtf are u on about mate? that isnt kagawa at all or are u on about some1 else? + 'being American, the winning mentality comes as standard.' lol dosnt every player infact every athlete have a winning mentally? stop chatting shit m8
He's talking about Clint Dempsey.
great signing, dont think there will be any more additions to the team, maybe def midfield? we still dont have an out-and-out defensive midfielder till fletcher gets back which could be a while.
Finally a new additions to utds team but i think we need a least one more decent defender at the back either to stand in for jones & rafeal or vidic & rio.
I can't wait to see this guy play for us! He is now a Red Devil! :D
To be honest all we really need now is a box to box midfielder with a bit of guile like Javi Martinez, it's a risk relying on Fletcher to not only come back from his virus but come back on his 2008 form, and Anderson I feel just doesn't try hard enough and again is an injury concern. The signing of Kagawa will probably mean a change of formation aswell, maybe sticking to 4-5-1 that was so successful a few years ago. That's why we can allow Berba and Owen, maybe even Macheda to leave because we will only play with one out and out striker, with Welbeck and Shinji supporting
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