The Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has said that the Manchester fans should not be concerned too much about the back injury that could keep him out for a few matches. Shinji Kagawa has become a major player for Manchester United since his £ 15 million arrival from Germany. The Japanese midfielder has seamlessly replaced Paul Scholes in the advanced areas of the pitch. However, he missed the latest international match for Japan due to a back injury, which has prompted speculation that he may not be available for his club when they take on Wigan at Old Trafford during this weekend.
The 23-year-old was initially expected to take part in the international matches for Japan, but he had to pull out of the match in the final minute due to an unexpected back injury. The player, though, has said that he decided not to play in the match as a precaution. He has also said that he is confident that he will return to the Manchester United first-team in time for this weekend. After trailing the leaders by three points, Manchester United are certainly requiring a victory against Wigan, but Shinji Kagawa reckons that it will not be easy.
“I underwent treatment for as long as possible before the match and [Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni] waited for me. I felt a twinge and didn’t want to take the risk. It’s not a serious injury and I don’t think it will keep me out for long. I can walk without any problem but if I put strain on it, it still hurts,” said the player. “I waited until the afternoon to see how his condition was but there’s no way I can put a player on the pitch who is not at 100%,” said the Japanese national team manager Zaccheroni.