Shinji Kagawa 'Not Out to Impress New Manchester United boss' Louis van Gaal

Largely ignored by former Manchester United manager David Moyes, Shinji Kagawa says he won't use Japan's World Cup campaign to make an impression on United's new boss Loius van Gaal.

updated: May 23, 2014 13:45 IST
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Tokyo: Japan star Shinji Kagawa says he won't use the World Cup to impress Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal, despite being largely ignored by sacked David Moyes this season.

"I think everyone knows I want to do well at the World Cup, and I'm sure everyone else does, too," the 25-year-old attacking midfielder told local media this week at Japan's training camp ahead of his debut on soccer's biggest stage.

"But I don't want to get my priorities mixed up here -- the important thing is for Japan to win at the World Cup," Kagawa said, according to Kyodo news agency.

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