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Kagawa: I can only get better

August 27, 2012
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United new boy Shinji Kagawa says he can get even better after scoring on his home debut in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Fulham.

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Kagawa, a £17 million summer signing from Borussia Dortmund, impressed with the way he combined with his new team-mates.

But the 23-year-old believes he can make a greater impact and urged them to give him the ball more.

"I want to improve parts of my game. I think the combination play with the other players will improve match by match," he said. "I want my team-mates to have the confidence to play it up to me when I'm ahead of them. That is one of my strengths and style. I want to be on the ball more. I want to be busier."

Team-mate Tom Cleverley led the praise for Kagawa and said he feels they have already built up a good understanding.

"He's brilliant," Cleverley said. "He has settled in really well. He links defence with attack. He gets on the half turn and creates chances. I can't speak highly enough of him. I love playing with him - one and two touch, high-energy football. We're on the same wavelength."