Shinji Kagawa enjoyed two spells at Borussia Dortmund and played for Alex Ferguson in the Premier League but now finds himself in the Spanish second tier. Photo: AP
Andy Mitten
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Andy Mitten

From Manchester United to Zaragoza: Shinji Kagawa – the rise and fall of ‘one of the best players in the world’

  • Attacking midfielder Kagawa was called one of the best players in the world by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
  • Japanese playmaker now finds himself on the fringes of Spanish second division side

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Shinji Kagawa enjoyed two spells at Borussia Dortmund and played for Alex Ferguson in the Premier League but now finds himself in the Spanish second tier. Photo: AP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.