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With the exception of Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa averages the highest amount of shots per game for Borussia Dortmund.
His body language towards Lewandowski was quite negative at times because the Polish forward didn't link up well with him.
I wasn't surprised when Kagawa went to Nikkei and criticised Lewandowski for being selfish.
It confirmed my gut suspicion that there was a clear disconnect between the two this season—as is the case between Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge.
Two teammates vying to be top dog will always create problems—like Franck Ribéry punching Arjen Robben because the Frenchman felt his authority had been usurped.
At Manchester United, Kagawa will have to be Robin rather than Batman because Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Chicharito will shoot on sight.
Will Kagawa be happy with a permanent support role at Manchester United? No.
This season, he averages 2.1 shots per game compared to 1.8 shots created per game.
He is the central attacking midfielder in the 3 of the 4-2-3-1, meaning he should be pass first, shoot second.
Ideally he should play like Mesut Özil, who averages 0.8 shots per game whilst creating
2.9 shots per game.
Gérson, who was Pelé's Xavi, described his role for that legendary 1970 FIFA World Cup winning team:
Now the interesting thing is this, as incredible as it might seem, I prefer a thousand times over to make the pass, rather than to score the goal. For me this was the glory because this is what I was trained for.
Give Kagawa a choice between shooting or passing, he'd choose shooting because he is more alpha than beta.