Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly ready to let Shinji Kagawa leave Old Trafford, with former club Borussia Dortmund lurking for his signature, according to the Independent.
Van Gaal has previously promised that he would give players four weeks to impress him before making a decision on their futures, but he seems to have already made his mind up somewhat about Kagawa’s place in the squad.
The Dutch manager, who lead his nation to a third place finish in this summer’s World Cup, has already alluded to what he perceives as a huge imbalance in the Man Utd squad.
One of the positions that it is obvious there are too many players in is the No 10 role, where the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Kagawa can all play. The Japanese international has not impressed Van Gaal in either of Man Utd’s two pre-season games on their American tour thus far.