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But as good and exciting as Robin van Persie has been through the opening few games of the English Premier League, nobody has been greater at Manchester United this year than Shinji Kagawa—United's "other" transfer over the summer transfer window.
Kagawa has quickly become the heart and soul of United's attack—the driving force behind their creativity going-foward, and is thriving with quality players around him.
The Japanese international already has a goal this year, as well as an average of 1.7 chances created per match. He is completing his passes at a completion rate of over 90 percent and sits in the top few players at United for average match rating this year.
But those numbers aside, Kagawa has been United's best player because he has become their most important player this year. He has become their drive through the middle and could be the attacking spark that they were desperately missing last season in their attack.
Time will tell whether Ferguson's summer signing can win the Premier League title for United in his first year at the club, but at just 23 years of age, Kagawa no doubt has a bright future at Old Trafford. And if he continues to play as well as he has done to start this season, his name may echo around the Manchester club for several more seasons to come.
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