Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni has said that he is extremely confident that Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa will be a major signing for Manchester United, according to Man Utd news.

The English club recently secured the signature of the 23-year-old Japanese midfielder, who has been playing for German club Borussia Dortmund. After missing out on the signing of highly rated Eden Hazard, Manchester United turned their attention towards the Japanese midfielder.

It is also expected that Shinji Kagawa will be replacing Park Ji sung as the most influential Asian player at Manchester United next season. As a result of his move to Old Trafford, Shinji Kagawa has become the first player from Japan to represent the Red Devils, and hopefully partner Wayne Rooney up-front.

It is expected that his move to England will create a tremendous interest for Manchester United back in Japan.

“I haven’t offered him my congratulations yet. I’ve only said to him ‘good luck’ because this is just the start for him. I know he’ll need results to be deemed a success at Manchester United. But I fully expect to congratulate him three years from now because he clearly has the mental strength and the technical ability to make it there,” said the national team manager of Japan Alberto Zaccheroni after learning about the move for the 23-year-old.

Japan managed to get a credible 1-1 draw in the recent friendly match with Australia. Alberto Zaccheroni said after the match that he was extremely satisfied with the performance and the effort that is players put into the match. Yuzo Kurihara scored the opening goal in the match, but Australia equalised through Luke Wilkshire’s penalty. Despite only managing a draw against one of the best teams in Asia, Alberto Zaccheroni has said that he can’t be dissatisfied with the performance put in by his players, as they were excellent.

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