Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa grabs 2 assists for Japan

Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa grabs 2 assists for JapanAfter a bit part role for Manchester United this season, predominantly due to a lengthy injury lay-off, Shinji Kagawa played the full 90 minutes for Japan in a friendly today.

Kagawa was in fine form as he dictated play from his traditional inside left wing position and the Manchester United playmaker provided two assists within a minute of each other against Latvia.

First Kagawa set up Keisuke Honda, coming in from the left wing and supplying the CSKA midfielder with a slide rule pass that he curled into the far corner on the hour mark.

A minute later, the Manchester United star chipped a brilliant ball, first time, through for Shinji Okazaki to claim his second and wrap up a 3-0 Japan win.

Kagawa was an unused substitute for Manchester United at Fulham last Saturday but will be hopeful of inclusion in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team for the¬†clash with Everton and then Real Madrid next week.

Being named man of the match for Japan in the 3-0 win over Latvia should give Fergie a little nudge…

Footage of both Shinji Kagawa assists are on the videos below.

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